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Old 05-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default ZuneHD's Final Firmware Still Unfinished [+More]


Brian Seitz has shed some light onto why the ZuneHD was announced so early, and says the firmware is not even complete. So the images that have been released may not be accurately portraying the final ZuneHD firmware.

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"Honestly, the disclosure timeline was shook up a little bit," says Brian Seitz, Marketing Manager of Zune. "We've been weathering a round of rumors over the last couple of months. In my job particularly it's painful to not be able to talk to our customer."

Seitz says Microsoft is building the final firmware, so features are not yet set in stone.
On top of that, he says flash support for the mobile web browser built on Internet Explorer is "still being worked out" which means we may get it after launch in the Fall.

Seiitz was tight-lipped about storage capacities, but on the topic of games he did say:

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"We know that people like games on the go," and it sounds likely that a few casual, one-off games might be available on the Zune HD as are already available on older Zune. But there could be something more in the future: "There's definitely discussions happening. We would not be very smart if we weren't exploring those opportunities."
So I wonder how much the timing of the release of information was actually "shaken" up, 'cause from what Big D was saying, it was already planned, and there's still more information to be had on ZuneHD they're not saying yet... Hrm... Hit the link to read the entire interview.

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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w/e the specs turn out to be im still preordering it



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Old 05-28-2009, 05:31 AM   #3
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They need to say " It will play halo 3". If Microsoft actually want to sell zunes it must harness the awesome power of halo fanboys!






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Old 05-28-2009, 05:37 AM   #4
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A portable Halo game that would utilize Wifi or the internet to play against each other would rock!






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i definitely gotta get me one of these bad boys!..i guess they wont have a built in speaker like the touch. but oh well its better already




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But we still dont know if it has the tegra chip in it so if it doesnt it might not be able to do all of the games we might have orginally thought.
But ya that would be awesome.






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But we still dont know if it has the tegra chip in it so if it doesnt it might not be able to do all of the games we might have orginally thought.
But ya that would be awesome.
Being able to handle HD video out suggests the Tegra chip is present...






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play halo 3
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halo 3


You're not one of them...right?
But as much as I would hate to say it, it would be an idea. That and play gears of war.



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ok lets be realistic nomatter what the specs of the zunehd are halo will never happen because theres noway to play it with just a touch screen, not practicqlly anyway, i could possably see halowars sseeing as its an rts and they could def be played with just a touch screen, tho ive never played halowars to know







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is microsft due to release more specs at e3 or was that there BIG announcement for e3





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For sure its gonna have some killer games, the fact that several media outlets are referring to it as a "The new Zune HD handheld gaming console" is great.

I hate it that they are calling it a competitor to the iphone, its not!!!
I think they do this so that when it launches fanboys will point out how it fails to compete with the iphone.




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For sure its gonna have some killer games, the fact that several media outlets are referring to it as a "The new Zune HD handheld gaming console" is great.

I hate it that they are calling it a competitor to the iphone, its not!!!
I think they do this so that when it launches fanboys will point out how it fails to compete with the iphone.
I don't know how the can be competitors when the HD is so much better than the iPod Touch, and it's not a phone so it's not even the same class of device as the iPhone.
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yes i hate how everything is compared to the ipod touch and phone





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Being able to handle HD video out suggests the Tegra chip is present...
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I don't know how the can be competitors when the HD is so much better than the iPod Touch, and it's not a phone so it's not even the same class of device as the iPhone.
Thats what im saying, but thats what some news sites are comparing it to.
Which i hate but oh well. Cant wait till my friends start reading about it, theyre gonna eat their own words.




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Ya all my friends ask what a zune is, and the only response i can think of is "an ipod, but way better" and then we get into a big argument. Anyways, when the HD comes out, steve jobs faithful are going down!






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My friends still think its stupid, but they also think an hd ipod would be stupid too so that makes them stupid. But yeah, what needs to happen is the name needs to become a part of everyone's vocabulary. Teachers don't say, "Put away your MP3 player" , they say, "Put away your Ipod".





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I heard 1st gen Zuners would be able to trade-in and get some of the price down. Can anyone confirm?



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I heard 1st gen Zuners would be able to trade-in and get some of the price down. Can anyone confirm?
where did you hear that?
i seriously doubt that since they arent selling the 30gb zunes anymore, what would they do with them lol?



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