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Zune Vs Ipod aka Microsoft Vs Apple!!

The Battle has begun between two Giants Microsoft and Apple corp.The reason?,The Launch of the Zune [The new portable mp3 player from microssoft].Zune is all set to release in the US on November 14th,The news was declared by microsoft officials on September15th.Zune will be a Challenger for the Apple corp's ipod which has been a hit with music buffs.But initial hearing's suggest apple's ipod is better than Zune. Zune is scheduled to be released in Europe by late 2007 or early 2008.

Zune comes in just one version initially.which has up to 30GB memory,that can hold Music,Videos and Pictures.The price is set at $249 same as that of one of the ipod model's.Zune has many advantages over ipod they are:

  • Larger screen
  • Can exchange song's wirelessly with other zune's
  • Built in FM RADIO
  • Good Interface with user
  • Few Buttons and easy to navigate
Though it seems like ipod is better form following reason's
  • 60% Larger and 17 % heavier from it's counter part from Apple ipod
  • Less Battery life than ipod
  • Less clarity on screen than ipod
  • Cant share music between zune and computer
  • Online store offer's just 2 million song's compared with 3.5 million from itunes store
Zune comes in 3 colour's that is White,Black, and Brown,equipped with a 3 inch lcd screen,which has a resolution of 320 x 240,Other features are
  • WMA, MP3, AAC, JPEG,WMV, MPEG-4, H.264 media playback
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity
  • 30 GB Hard Drive
  • White, Black, and Brown Colors
  • FM Radio
  • Dedicated song download site
  • Podcast playback
  • Updateable Firmware
  • Tested 13 hr battey life for audio, 4 hr video
  • 3 day playback of Wi-Fi transfered songs from friends
  • XBOX streaming
  • XBOX (Microsoft) points compatability
  • Preloaded music videos
  • Over a dozen accessories at launch
  • 5.6 ounces in weight, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.58 inches size
  • Metric: 158 g, 112 x 61 x 14.7 mm size
  • Custom background images
  • WiFi transfer of photographs
  • Tag based storage system (Will not appear as drive)
  • PC Compatability (no Mac client at launch)
  • Zune tag enabled
  • Horizontal and vertical video orientation

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Zune has the following preloaded content:

Audio Tracks

Music Videos

Short Films

  • 5boro: “A New York Skateboarding Minute” (Skateboarding)
  • Radical Films: “Kranked — Progression” (Mountain Biking)
  • TGRTV The North Face (Skiing/Snowboarding)


Variety of images to personalize a Zune device, including 12 classic rock posters from “Art of Modern Rock”

Conclusion:Zune is just not enough to Beat Ipod!!!


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