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Pink Photo

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Apr 062007
 
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It’s true – we have a pink Zune hitting retail stores starting in May. We’re doing a limited run of 100,000 devices, and they’ll be sold in the same retail channels where Zune is sold. Here’s a new photo that one of the designers just sent over:


 
It’s interesting: it seems like technology design is mirroring fashion. We’re looking at trends in the coming fashion seasons as we develop new colors.


<Edit 2:57 PM> - added the group shot.

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Zunerama to Co-Author Zune for Dummies Book

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Apr 032007
 
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Kudos to Harvey from Zunerama – he just announced today that he’s going to be co-authoring Zune for Dummies. Awesome. I personally can’t think of someone better to write it, albeit my experience w/ Zune is that it’s easy enough to use to not warrant a “for Dummies” book, although there is an Etiquette for Dummies, iPod/iTunes for Dummies, Stretching for Dummies, and way more than you would think.


 (Not only is he writing the book – he’s also posing for the cover!  (I keed, I keed))


In all seriousness, please join me in congratulating Harvey on the book deal. See, it pays to be in the social ;)


In unrelated news, I didn’t do a Free Stuff Monday this week, but you can win a Zune Tank Case from this thread at ‘rama. Go check it out!

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New addition

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Apr 032007
 
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If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’m hiring some folks to help the team out. Well, we have officially got the first one on-board. Yeah! Soon, he’ll be blogging as well. Did you miss the job description? Want to know what he’s working on? He’ll be focused on getting Zune into the car at first. So, let him know your wish list. Oh yeah… I’m going to have another job posting soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

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 Posted by kayaliSnulk at 5:03 am  Tagged with:

Zune Ad Campaign – Coming Next Month

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Apr 022007
 
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Lots of commenters - in this site and others - have observed that the Zune team needs to have more advertising. And that the advertising needs to showcase differentiating features like the large screen, customization and wireless. Well, starting next month, we’re launching a second wave of advertising. Read more about the upcoming campaign in this article in The Street.


As always, when the ads are final, I’ll post them here for you to see. Hope everybody had a great weekend!

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Firmware 1.3 – now without marketplace skipping!

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Mar 282007
 
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The 1.3 firmware and client launch today. Cesar has the details at http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/03/28/firmware-update-1-3-wednesday.aspx.

Thanks to everyone who has been waiting for this update – your patience is appreciated.

From Cesar:
We’re fixing the skipping problem that some users were experiencing – that
is, content acquired from Zune Marketplace will no longer skip when played

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1.3 Tomorrow

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Mar 272007
 
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So it’s official. 1.3 is coming out tomorrow. All you doubters (you know who you are) can rest easy that it won’t be weeks or days. :)

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Contest and Giveaway Roundup

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Mar 262007
 
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Looks like a few Zune websites I visit regularly have some cool contests going on right now. Here goes:




  • First up, ‘Max is doing a drawing for a Zune player. If you already have a Zune, tell a friend!


  • You can also win a Zune player by mentioning Zune in your blogsite, and then leaving a comment on A Yoga Coffee Outlook.


  • Generation Zune and IWAPZ are teaming up to bring you The Pink Power Challenge: 2.



  • And last but certainly not least, our buddies at Zunecorps want to give away a Speck case.



Did I miss any? Let me know; I’ll edit the post. Who knows, if there are enough of these, I’ll maybe create a weekly post called “Free stuff monday” (or something more clever.)

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MP3 Friday: Sixteenth Edition

Mar 232007
 
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Happy Friday! Ready for some more free music? I’m happy to help, dear blog reader, I’m happy to help. Here goes:



Ok, friends, enjoy the free music for your Zune, and have a great weekend!

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