What we are positive ofâ€¦
The FM Radio will support North American, European, and Japanese Frequencies
The Zune will have a Li-Ion battery
Microsoft has selected Toshiba to help provide Zune hardware
Zune users cannot purchase songs on the go from the Microsoft Zune Web site
Zune will be launched on Nov. 14, 2006
The Zune media device will be drive-based, and have WiFi (802.11 b/g) connectivityÂ Â Â
The Zune will have a 30 Giga-Byte Hard DriveÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
The Zune will be available in 3 different colors, black, brown (chocolate), and white
The Zune will haveÂ purchasableÂ magnetic headphones.
The Zune has a LCD high resolution screen, the screen is 3.00 inches diagonal
The Zune will have a built-in FM radio tuner
The Zune will have TV output connectivity
The Zune will have a dedicated song download site â€“ Zune.netÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Zune will have a mode called DJ Mode (broadcast what you are listening to)
It will coat $15 a month for the Zune Pass Service
The Zune Home AV Pack will cost $100 What we think we know (Arenâ€™t Positive of Yet)
The Zune might have a 400MHz DSP processor (Most likely to be a little lower)
The Zune might have Xbox Live Anywhere integration.
Microsoft will try to buy your way out of iTunes in order to convert you to a Zune user.
Free Downloads might be available with the purchase of a new Zune (limited time)
The Zune has a might be like a…”A Microsoft portable Music Device”
The Zune will run a program called “Windows Mobile” What we don’t know yet (No clue if they are true or just rumors)
The Zune MIGHT (slim chance) have XM or Sirius satellite services built in.
The Zune might have VoIP capabilitiesDefinitions
VoIP: Also know as Voice over Internet Protocol is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network in such case of WiFi.
Windows Mobile: Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. It is designed to be somewhat similar to desktop versions of Windows.
Anti-Shock: A common software and integrated into the hard drive to help prevent the crash of your hard drive. By detecting sudden movements (similar to dropping the Zune) the software will automatically kick in and help â€œcushionâ€ the fall by placing the hard drive into a low battery use state, so if it is to have bad effects they wonâ€™t be as bad cause its as if the Zune is almost off.
Zune Home AV Pack â€“ Zune Dock, Zune Remote, AV Cables, an Extra Battery, a Sync Cable, and an AC Adapter
Zune Travel Pack â€“ Dual Connect Remote, Gear Bag, AC Adapter, Sync Cable, and Premium Headphones
Zune Car Pack â€“ FM Tuner (with Auto Seek) & a Car Charger
Zune Sync Cable – $20
Zune Dual Connect Remote – $30
Zune Wireless Remote for Dock – $30
Zune FM Transmitter with Auto Seek – $70
Zune Sync Cable – $20
Car Charger – $25
Zune AV Output Cable – $20
Zune Premium Headphones – $40
Zune Gear Bag – $30
Zune AC Adapter – $30
Zune Wireless Adapter – $100
Note: Amazon has recently been dropping the prices of all accessories, so the prices listed above may not be completly accurate. Also note that most of the “rumors” in the What we don’t know yet section, are probably not going to happen but will probably be in future Zune’s
View the topic in the Accessories Forum section for a detailed description and pictures of the Zune’s Accessories.