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Zune Version 2 Detailed

ZuneInsider claims to have gotten exclusive info on the next version of the Zune, thanks to a loose-lipped Microsoft employee. The second Zune, coming out later this year, will be of a new design that looks like the first-gen Zune, but is redone (and not a Toshiba Gigabeat), is thinner, and has a larger hard drive.

There will also be a Flash-based Zune, measuring 3 by 1 1/4 by 1/4 inches, with the screen covering 75% of the surface of the device. Designed to compete with the iPod Nano, the Flash Zune will even play video. Here’s a size comparison, courtesy of Sizeeasy:


Surprisingly he gave some hard numbers: 2.4 million next gen Zunes will be fabricated prior the 2007 holiday season. About 2/3 of them are the smaller flash units.

Sounds exciting, if it is true. I’ll bet we’ll be hearing a lot of Zune 2.0 speculation in the coming months, and I’m hoping this is the start of some good news.

April 13th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Zune, Windows Media | no comments

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