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Monday, June 11, 2007

Promo Background Images for Your Zune

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 02:38 AM



The Meet Zune section of Zune.net features a promo image of the different coloured Zune devices and a fruity mix of background images. Four of the background images have been made publicly available, courtesy of Zune Insider, and we've resized them to 240 x 320 for your consumption. You can find them after the break. Simply right-click an image and select "Save Picture As...". Next, sync the image to your Zune and follow these steps to set it as your new background. Enjoy!

Update: We've added the red koi background image, so all five are now available after the break.
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Monday, November 13, 2006

Microsoft Makes It Official: Welcome to the Social

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Events" @ 07:10 PM

"Celebrating the U.S. launch of the new Zune™ digital media player and music service, Microsoft Corp. has worked with a number of cutting-edge artists to stage free concerts in public parks and plazas in urban centers across the country. Today at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle at the first of these Zune concerts, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the stage to share his excitement for this next step Microsoft is taking in music and entertainment. Gates outlined the Zune vision to create new ways for people to connect, discover and share music and entertainment experiences. He was joined onstage by John Richards, morning show host of popular community radio station KEXP, to showcase the new Zune-to-Zune wireless sharing feature. Richards wirelessly sent the inaugural song to Gates, who then surprised the crowd by giving away his Zune device to a member of the audience. Building on the “Hello from Seattle” greeting printed on the back of every Zune device, Richards created a playlist to celebrate Seattle music in honor of the Zune launch. The complete KEXP “Hello from Seattle” playlist will be available on Zune Marketplace for consumers to download."

The official Zune launch is just a couple of hours away, and well, you know how it goes. Things don't feel official without some official PRs from the company itself. If you're interested in checking them out, hit PressPass for one about the launch and one about the "social". The second PR is very focused on the concept of "future-proofing". Microsoft wants you to know that despite some current limitations, the Zune will be upgradeable. We've seen this happen over the past year with the Xbox 360, and with the same team working on the Zune, I do believe that it'll be given the same sort of treatment.

So, folks, the Zune will be available from 30,000 US retailers. Tell us if you'll be picking up one (or two or three) tomorrow.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

More High-Resolution Zune Photos

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 10:19 AM

The Zune Virtual Pressroom has some CMYK JPEG images, print-ready, that neither IE nor Firefox can render in the browser. So here are the best of the bunch, presented for your Zune-loving pleasure.


Above, we have a rendering of the Zune packaging. They're really liking the whole brown thing. I think we need to have a whole separate post about brown, so I'll save my comments on the subject for later. Below are a series of nice product shots with backdrops...


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Official High-Resolution Zune Photos

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 09:19 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/zune/default.mspx

Finally, we have 100% official images of the Microsoft Zune! Those who were hoping that the FCC -submitted design wasn't final will be disappointed. Brown? I sure hope that colour looks better in person...but at least there's a choice of three colours. In terms of the thickness, it's hard to say - as I've expressed earlier, I have a Creative Zen Vision:M and I don't mind the thickness one bit, even though I was concerned about it when I saw the measurements on paper. I'm going to wait until I have the Zune in my hands to decide if it's too thick.


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