Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Future of Zune?

I picked up a brochure at a Zune display at our local video game store the other day. It was typical Zune marketing – "spread the music," "Music the way it wants to be."

However, I did notice an interesting paragraph tucked in with the list of features. It read as follows:

"It Only Gets Better: As Zune evolves, your device can easily be updated. The Zune software on your PC will let you know when these updates are available for download. And with built-in wireless capability in each and every player, the future is filled with possibilities."

Maybe I've been living under a rock, but this is the first time I've seen Microsoft mention wireless in such a way to suggest anything more than the current Zune to Zune music sharing. This paragraph seems to tease us with the possibility of perhaps other wireless features. I can think of a few – music downloads in Starbucks, access to Zune Marketplace without a PC… Hmmm….

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