Zune is a brand of digital media players and services sold by Microsoft.It was initially planned as a release to rival the Apple music series ! The devices come in two styles, both of which play music, videos, podcasts, display images, and receive (but not record) FM radio.
Some important dates in Zune history :
- During its launch week, the original Zune, now Zune 30, was the second-most-sold portable media device with a 9% unit share in the United States; behind the market-leading iPod’s 63%.A price drop on Amazon.com during November 2007 temporarily boosted the brown Zune 30 to the top Sales Rank in electronics.
- On May 6, 2008, Microsoft announced that it had sold just over 2 million Zunes. Roughly one million of those were sold since the second generation Zunes launched in November 2007.
- On May 22, 2008, TheStreet.com reported that GameStop “has decided to stop selling Microsoft’s Zune players at its stores due to what it sees as insufficient demand from customers.” TheStreet commented that “GameStop has hundreds of stores across the country and losing that distribution channel could hurt Zune sales,” but quoted Adam Sohn, Zune marketing manager’s response “We have a set of great partnerships … Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and others.”
Recently i came across an article in Internet, referring to ” the mass suicide of 30 GB Zune players ” !
According to a Gizmodo.com tipster , ” Apparently, around 2:00 AM today, the Zune models either reset, or were already off. Upon when turning on, the thing loads up and… freezes with a full loading bar (as pictured above). I thought my brother was the only one with it, but then it happened to my Zune. Then I checked out the forums and it seems everyone with a 30GB HDD model has had this happen to them . ”
Microsoft’s Zune site has posted some tips to resolve these issues .
- How to restart a Zune device .
- You cannot update the software on a Zune device .
- You receive an error message when you try to install the Zune software: “Microsoft Update is required” .
- Registration, Warranty and Repair Service for Devices .
- zune product guide .
- Zune ‘bug’ fixed, says Microsoft .
- what exactly led the Zune 30s to freeze .