Zune http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/zune/all en-GB RIP Zune – Microsoft’s music player tunes out http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rip-zune-%E2%80%93-microsoft%E2%80%99s-music-player-tunes-out/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After five years, the great white hope of PMPs gives up on chasing Apple’s iPod </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="341" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/zune-family_0.png?1364402120" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3877.jpg?1364402120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Zune is dead, long live Windows Phone 7. That, according to <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-14/microsoft-said-to-stop-releasing-new-zune-models-as-demand-ebbs.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>, is the crux of Microsoft’s current thinking on its Zune music players. The PMPs were introduced in 2006, but never dented Apple’s iPod sales in the way Microsoft hoped. Now that MS has launched Windows Phone 7, it plans to offer the Zune music player interface on that platform rather than continuing to produce standalone players.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/rip-zune-%E2%80%93-microsoft%E2%80%99s-music-player-tunes-out </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rip-zune-%E2%80%93-microsoft%E2%80%99s-music-player-tunes-out/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rip-zune-%E2%80%93-microsoft%E2%80%99s-music-player-tunes-out/news#comments Microsoft Zune Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:58:45 +0000 Paddy Smith 415938 at http://www.stuff.tv Zune services coming to the UK http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/zune-services-coming-uk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft starts scraping its hooves ahead of the new charge for old glory with the announcement of Zune services for the UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/201410cd4mn_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_287.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want a WinPho handset? Tough. There aren’t any (although there will be come October 11, by our reckoning). But the gears have started to turn behind the scenes for Microsoft’s Zune ecosytem, which hopes to pump tunes and vids to your Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 handset and PC.</p> <p>The news scent blowing in the gadget wind tells us that Zune services are coming to the UK, and will let us download MP3s or rent movies via our phones, consoles and laptops.</p> <p>When? MS is staying schtum on that for now, but we’d guess it’ll be around about, say, October 11.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/stuff/zune-services-coming-uk </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/zune-services-coming-uk/news#comments Microsoft Zune Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15077 at http://www.stuff.tv Zune HD gets apps and 3D gaming http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/zune-hd-gets-apps-and-3d-gaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rubbing yet more salt into the wound that us Brits can&#039;t get our hands on it, Microsoft has confirmed the Zune HD is set to get its own app store, com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/144150227mn.jpg?1364406724" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rubbing yet more salt into the wound that us Brits can't get our hands on it, Microsoft has confirmed the Zune HD is set to get its own app store, complete with 3D games.</p> <p>Pushing its way in to the handheld gaming circle currently frequented by the likes of Apple, Sony and Nintendo, the Zune HD's 3D games will include Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, Vans Sk8: Pool Service and Audiosurf Tilt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/stuff/zune-hd-gets-apps-and-3d-gaming </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/zune-hd-gets-apps-and-3d-gaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/zune-hd-gets-apps-and-3d-gaming/news#comments Microsoft Zune Tue, 15 Sep 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 13264 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Zune http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-zune/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft’s Zune hasn’t had the US whooping and hollering with joy since its November launch. But does it deserve the insults, and could it yet take on the iPod? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/resize_0.jpg?1364300664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You may have already made up your mind about the Zune. It’s been picked apart in the US following its November launch, and won’t be arriving in the UK till late 2007. But don’t write its obituary just yet. The Wi-Fi player recently arrived at Stuff Towers and, to our surprise, has given us reason to believe that it could yet dent Steve Jobs’ armour.&nbsp; </p> <p>The incredible bulk</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft's Zune doesn’t ooze the iPod’s svelte sexiness, but inside that boxy casing beats a high tech heart with a state-of-the-art user interface, wireless networking, radio and a killer screen for movies. And it will only improve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/microsoft-zune </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-zune/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-zune/review#comments iPod and MP3 Microsoft Zune Mon, 18 Dec 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 4342 at http://www.stuff.tv