Monday, July 23, 2007

"Future Proof" Zune 2.0 on the Way

Microsoft has stolen Eric's phrase of "future proof" and applied it to their next generation of the Zune. With the Zune reaching 1.2 million units sold, Microsoft has confirmed a new Zune on the way.

Microsoft's future proof quote was "And one thing about Zune that’s really great for consumers is that the device is future-proofed. Consumers can buy without fear of their device becoming obsolete. Zune’s software (firmware) can be updated so their device gets automatically updated with new features when the new software is launched.”

It is predicted that the new version of the Zune will feature new sizes and styles, be out by Christmas and available in more countries. It should also feature podcasting support and expanded video support. Some are speculating that the next Zune will also expand its use of wi-fi.


Thunderpudd said...

that's coincidental, my Zune has been on the fritz lately (wink, wink, nudge, nudge...) and should probably be swapped out on it's service plan by then. Future here I come!!

E-goD said...

If only I could take credit for future proof, but sadly, it came straight from the CEO of Sony's mouth.
"When you bring into new technology, do you go for a cheaper transitional [product], or do you take a chance on future-proof, higher technology which will keep you going for many, many years?"

Jigsaw hc said...

"future proofing" the software part is nice, but if it was really future proof we'd be able to add our own storage to it.