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Is the iPod Touch Following Suit With the Zune HD?

Are media players dead. So many people own a phone and many of those phones are smartphones. All of those increasing smartphone sales hurt the portable media player (pmp) industry extremely bad. Come on in to find all of the details.

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Zune HD Sync Dock Review [Video]

Here is a review on the Microsoft Zune HD Sync Dock. There are two packages for the dock. The package in this review is the basic review. The basic package costs $49.99 and includes the dock with built in USB port for connection to PC or AC adapter. Instruction manual in Spanish and English. It also includes adapters for all Zune models. The extended package costs $89.99 includes the dock with built in USB port for connection to PC or AC adapter. Instruction manual in Spanish and English, It includes adapters for all Zune models. It includes a HDMI cable. And your standard composite video cable. In this review I show you how to set up your dock and Zune for use on a TV. Check out the Video inside for more information.

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Zune Marketplace makes a large jump…. to Europe

So Microsoft Zune just made a large leap. Literally, across the Atlantic. The Zune Marketplace is now available in some parts of Europe. This makes it should like the Windows Phone 7 will be coming soon behind.

This release says that all 11 million tracks in the US and 8 million tracks in UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany will be available. Yes those countries are in Europe!

And now for the Zune Pass. The US price is still $US15, but it will be 9.99 euros or 8.99 pounds.

There are some limitations;

  • The Zune Pass will only be in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy and Spain.
  • The Zune music purchase will only be available in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
  • The Zune Video purchase will only be available in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  • The Zune movie rental¬† will only be available in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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Zune HD Review

The first thing you, (and everyone) will notice is just how incredibly sexy the Zune HD is. The sleek casing and big, glossy touchscreen are one of a kind features of the Zune HD. The body is brushed metal with plastic edging. The screen is a 3.3 inch OLED display. Beneath the screen, is a sliver of a home button. The rear of this device has a slight curve on the sides. The bottom of the device includes the Zune adapter port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Opposite of that, at the top of the device, is a hidden power button. On the left hand side there is the media button. With this button you can bring up the media navigation menu. Here you get options for back/forward and volume adjustment.

Read the full review inside…

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Xbox Live Update Preview

For you lucky people to have participated in the Xbox Live Update Preview you got to experience Last.FM, Facebook, Twitter, and the new Zune service. My favorite so far is Facebook: With Facebook on the Xbox 360 you are able to Update your status right from the comfort of your own couch or chair or bed!  You can also view friends status updates, view photos in full screen on your television. You can also... read more

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