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Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Official Zune HD Specifications

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 07:00 AM

Price: $219.99 ERP[1] for 16 GB Zune HD; $289.99 ERP[1] for 32 GB Zune HD

Capacity: 16 gigabytes (GB) Up to 5 hours of high definition video from Zune Marketplace, or 48 hours of video optimized for device, or 4,000 songs, or 25,000 pictures[2]

Colors: Onyx Black (16 GB), Platinum Silver (32 GB)

Size and Weight: 52.7 mm x 102.1 mm x 8.9 mm (w x h x d) Weight: 2.6 ounces (74 grams)

Battery Life: Music: up to 33 hours (wireless off); video: up to 8.5 hours[3] Charge Time: Approximately 3 hours when connected to your PC, approximately 2 hours with AC adapter

Screen Size: 3.3-inch OLED color display, 16:9 aspect ratio Type: Scratch-resistant glass with Touch input capability Orientation: Vertical (music) and horizontal (pictures and videos) Resolution: 480 pixels x 272 pixels

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible

Wireless Sync: Yes

Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible Authentication modes: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Encryption modes: WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES

Audio Support: Windows Media® Audio Standard[4] (WMA) (.wma): Up to 384 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate. WMA Pro 2-channel up to 768 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz. WMA Lossless: 2 channel up to 768 kbps and 48 kHz. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b ) - .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz. MP3 (.mp3) - Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz

Picture Support: JPEG - (.jpg)

Video Support WMV: Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv) - Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 10.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Advanced Profile up to L2, 1280x720 up to 30 frames per second, CBR or VBR, up to 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate. Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above stated capabilities at device sync.

Video Support MPEG-4: MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video[4] - Simple Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync

Video Support H.264: Baseline Profile + bframes, up to 10 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). 1280x720 up to 30 frames per second, up to Level 3.1 and 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate. Zune software will transcode HD H.264 files above stated capabilities at device sync.

Video Support DVR-MS: DVR-MS[5] - Zune software will transcode at time of sync

Audio Output: Analog Audio Out, Optical Digital Audio Out (requires additional dock, sold separately)

Video Ouput: HDMI or Composite (requires additional dock, sold separately)

Radio: Built-in FM/HD RadioTM[5]

Included Accessories: Headphones, Zune Sync Cable, Three pairs of foam earpiece covers

Ports: Connector port, 3.5mm Headphone jack

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Footnotes:

[1] U.S. estimated retail price; actual retail prices may vary

[2] Music estimates based on 128 Kbps WMA files with length of 4 minutes each. Pictures transferred to Zune will be optimized for Zune screen size; video estimates based on 500 Kbps WMV files with 128 Kbps WMA audio tracks.

[3] Battery life was tested by Zune in August 2009 using preproduction hardware and device software. Battery tests are conducted with specific Zune units. Actual results may vary. Audio content used was WMA 128 Kbps. Video content used was 320x240 WMV9 500 Kbps total bit rate. Batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually hold less charge. Battery life and the number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.zune.net/batteries for more information.

[4] In MP4/M4V container format, QuickTime (.mov) files will transcode at time of sync.

[5] Standard definition TV recordings from Windows Media Center. HDTV and protected recordings not supported. Must be running Zune Software 4.0 on Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. Must be running Zune Software 4.0 on Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, or Windows 7.

[6] HD Radio and the HD Radio logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Zune HD Size Calculations

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Articles & Resources" @ 11:30 PM

http://t03.us/2009/05/unofficial-gu...size-of-device/

Josh Sorenson from Cruleworld's Lifestream, hit me up on Twitter and let me know he'd done some caculations - the Zune team is being tight-lipped on the specifications of the Zune HD, but assuming that the photos are accurate, with a known screen size we can figure out the size of the device itself. The big deal would seem to be the thickness - a mere 0.35 inches. For comparison's sake, the iPod Touch is 0.33 inches thick, so essentially the same. And that's really thin.


Monday, November 20, 2006

If You Could Design the Zune Phone...

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Talk" @ 01:00 PM

http://blogs.msdn.com/lokeuei/archive/2006/11/16/if-i-was-making-a-zune-phone.aspx

"As reported by Bloomberg, Steve said that eventually we'll have a Zune device with phone features. That's funny actually, we had that capability years ago; the Windows Mobile phone. But just in case, if we wanted to build a newer device that rides on the Zune's popularity? Here's how I would make it."

Here is one man's dream Zune phone. So, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are requirements, and infrared and an FM radio are thrown in there for good measure. That's doable. Great form factor too? Sure. Okay, typical Windows Mobile software with uh... GPS navigation? All of a sudden, it's looking more like a "Pocket PC" or "Smartphone" and less like a Zune. But hey, it's just one man's dream Zune phone. And now it's your turn.


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