Microsoft's Zune HD Dead Again, Maybe for Good

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sceen311

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Yeah, media players are going to die. Phones will take over their responsibilities. The only media players that'll survive, are iPod-nano sized devices, just because their lighter and convenient for working out. ok and maybe something you can hook up to a camera for those professional types but ultimately phones will take over most of those types of responsibilities. Tri-quarters for the win.
 

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Windows Mobile = dead
Zune = dead
Kin = dead

There are still a few Windows Phones on the market, but we know that they'll go the same way as all of Microsoft's previous portable / mobile products.
 

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I'll give M$ credit here for having a good product; I highly preferred it over the iPod. It just came out late and couldn't compete with Apples marketing.
 

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I wouldn't say it died. I feel like it evolved into windows phone 7; Microsoft saw how well its style and interface worked, and pulled it into its new products. What is dead is the idea of a media player as a separate entity from the phone. So begone with all this fatalistic talk!
 

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[citation][nom]afrobacon[/nom]I'll give M$ credit here for having a good product; I highly preferred it over the iPod. It just came out late and couldn't compete with Apples marketing.[/citation]

Yeah, it was a great player, but when it came out, the average person called any mp3 player an "Ipod". Iad that happen to me when I was using my Sandisk Sansa.
 

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[citation][nom]runswindows95[/nom]Yeah, it was a great player, but when it came out, the average person called any mp3 player an "Ipod". Iad that happen to me when I was using my Sandisk Sansa.[/citation]


I know what you mean man. I used to own a Creative Zen Vision M which I liked because it had better audio quality than the iPod but after my Vision M connector died I was left with a player unable to connect to a PC and thus unable to get any new content. So I disassembled it and used the hard drive with an external enclosure I got from ebay lol.

Years later I got a Sansa Clip + 8gb on ebay and have never looked back. It's lightweight, great for exercise, it clips unto your clothes! and the audio quality is pretty damn good.
 

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[citation][nom]afrobacon[/nom]I'll give M$ credit here for having a good product; I highly preferred it over the iPod. It just came out late and couldn't compete with Apples marketing.[/citation]
which is a really weak excuse considering they were a multi bllion dollar company. they clearly had little control over it.
 
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The ability to market that product effectively benchmark is so low you could trip over it and still succeed. Zune nice concept, visually appealing brand and right execution - just run by morons who are still trying to figure out how to graduate from the Kellogs Product Management training courses found internally on roleguide.

 

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Hey Microsoft. Better marketing would made all the difference. Your Marketing SUCKS. Here in Taiwan, just got my hands on the MANGO WP7.5 phone. What a flop. It's a great if you want an MP3 player.
Absolutely, a piece of junk, Way too many restrictions. This Phone will FAIL. I promise you. Because of the very poor marketing by MS. And too many locked out features. No freedoms.
 

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I'm still using Zune 120 - best hdd player ever. and kills apple in sound quality. too bad that thing is off the shelf - I wish they had 200gb released for my library.
 

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And by the way Zune Software for browsing though the artist is way BETTER than ITunes. And I'm writing this post on MacBook Pro
 

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Still no other real HD radios on the market. This sucks. Just a piece of junk from Insignia...

That was the truly interesting part of the ZuneHD to me... The killer feature that almost had be buying one, despite my hate of touch-only media devices...
 

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[citation][nom]Asgaroth[/nom]I'm still using Zune 120 - best hdd player ever. and kills apple in sound quality. too bad that thing is off the shelf - I wish they had 200gb released for my library.[/citation]
I know quite a few people who were ticked off that they never made a bigger one... There is a market for these... It isn't a huge one, but it is one that can make money to those willing to deal with smaller non-Applesque margins...
 
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