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Zune™ ready to be launched by Nov 14, 2006

In IT on November 2, 2006 at 5:22 pm

The picture says it all. Zune™ is all set to be launched right on time for the holidays 2006. As the image says it is scheduled to be launched by Nov 14, 2006. For a comparable configuration (with iPod) of 30G, Zune is a bit cheaper than iPod, at $249.99. I particularly like the widescreen format even though the click-wheel is a huge miss. 

Here are some interesting facts/specs about Zune™, if you care.

Size and Weight

  • 4.4 in. x 2.4 in. x 0.6 in. (h x w x d)

  • Weight: 5.6 ounces

    Battery[2]

  • Music, up to 14 hours (wireless off), up to 13 hours (wireless on); pictures, up to 4 hours; video, up to 4 hours

  • Charge Time: 3 hours; 2 hours to 90%

    Display

  • Size: 3.0 inches

  • Orientation: Vertical and Horizontal

  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels

    Audio

  • Windows Media® Audio Standard (.wma): Up to 320 Kbps, CBR and VBR, up to 48-kHz sample rate

  • MP3 (.mp3): Up to 320 Kbps, CBR and VBR, up to 48-kHz sample rate

  • AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b, .mov): Up to 320 Kbps, Low Complexity (LC), up to 48-kHz sample rate

    Pictures

  • JPEG (.jpg): All resolutions (desktop software will automatically convert to 640×480 at sync time)

    Video

  • Windows Media Video (.wmv): Main Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 1.5 Mbps peak video bitrate, 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec., with Windows Media Audio up to 192 Kbps, 44.1 kHz, stereo audio; Simple Profile, CBR, up to 736 Kbps video bitrate, 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec., with Windows Media Audio up to 192 Kbps, 44.1 kHz, stereo audio.

    Wireless

  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g

  • Range: Up to 30 feet

    Language

  • English

    PS: I’ve bought a 30G Video iPod and wasn’t happy with the way it syncs with iTunes. So many times it hangs and I had to sync it multiple times to get the stuff done. I hate that portion of it. I have to wait and see how Zune™ fills in that space. If so then I might give Zune™ a try.

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