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Toshiba-built Zune player revealed in FCC filing


According to an FCC filing published this week, Microsoft’s Zune digital media player will be manufactured by Toshiba. The filing revealed that the tested player included a 30GB 1.8-inch Toshiba hard drive, 3.0-inch low temperature polysilicone TFT LCD display, FM tuner with RDBS, headphone jack and USB 2.0 connectivity. The Zune tested by the FCC also featured a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, mechanical switches for all control surfaces and a Wireless LAN module. The FCC filing included several photos of the Zune and its components. See iLounge’s previous reports (1, 2, 3, 4) for further Zune details.

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“Attack of the Fanboys huh? Most of you forget that less then a year ago Apples players were thick mo’fos as well, my old 4g 60gb weighs more then my phone, and that’s saying something.”

Yes, keyphrase there is “less than a year ago”. That was then, this is now. Why would anyone buy an MP3 player that can’t fit in their pocket? *cough* Dell DJ *cough* And obviously your 4G weighs more than your cellphone, because it’s more dense than your cell phone. You’re essentially carrying a hard drive around with you.

Posted by Nobody on August 28, 2006 at 5:46 PM (CDT)


I think it’s easy to understand why many peoples are want to buy upcoming ZUNE. Because microsoft will bring this device with more freedom for users not like Apple ipod user who can synec with only one compu. Also online monthely subscriptions services and it will synec media center recorded tv prog. So to me there is lots of reason(first more freedom) to buy zune than ipod.

Posted by Eskay on August 28, 2006 at 8:28 PM (CDT)


Why is the absence of an FM tuner such a BFD for some iPod bashers?  Zune is going to have one apparently.  What a breakthrough.

I mean, sure, to have a tuner might be kind of nice - but to hear some people, it’s like they think a DAP without one is like a car without a 4th wheel.  And most likely to accommodate this design “improvement” they have to make other kinds of compromises to the more important functionality of music playback.

I thought the idea of portable music was so that you could have what you wanted, when you wanted it.  In case people have forgotten, that doesn’t really describe FM radio very well.

So iPod’s don’t have radios.  So what?

Posted by Gerd Topsnic on August 30, 2006 at 1:32 AM (CDT)

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