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Old 08-18-2008, 08:00 PM
Adam Krebs
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Default FCC Tests 120GB Zune. New Models on the Way?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/oet/forms/blobs/retrieve.cgi?attachment_id=960067&native_or_pdf=pdf' target='_blank'>http://https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/pr...tive_or_pdf=pdf</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>Ever since Samsung had announced their new 120GB 1.8-inch hard drive in April 2007, Zune fansites has been buzzing with anticipation of a new Zune fitted with the higher capacity drives. Now the wait is nearly over as the FCC publishes a test report (and I assume approves) of the new 120GB Zunes. The 120GB Zune pictured above looks identical to the 80GB Zune and that's expected since the hard drive is of identical size too. The firmware used is nothing special too - version 2.5 (1614). Oh and in case you were wondering about the radiation emissions test results, the Zune passed with flying colors so it won't fry your body parts. Good to know.</em>"</p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/zt/auto/1219085023.usr495.jpg" border="1" /></p><p>So I guess Microsoft is planning on releasing a 120 GB version of the Zune80 (<em>Zune120</em>?), which shows little change from its smaller-capacity brethren. Why Zune would release such a player now is baffling. It is too far away from the Holiday Season to be part of gen3 (Zune4, 8 and 80 were announced in October), and it doesn't look like a special edition. Hopefully Microsoft will give us some answers, and soon.</p>
 
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:32 PM
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Moreover, why wouldn't they use the 160GB disk? Does Apple have an exclusive on it?

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:43 PM
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Moreover, why wouldn't they use the 160GB disk? Does Apple have an exclusive on it?

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this Zune have the same depth as a normal Zune 80.
no accesories incompatibilities, fit in the same ecosystem already for Zune 80. and the last: dont make a new sturdy Zune brick
Get it ?
 
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:49 PM
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this Zune have the same depth as a normal Zune 80.
no accesories incompatibilities, fit in the same ecosystem already for Zune 80. and the last: dont make a new sturdy Zune brick
Get it ?
No, I don't. Toshiba's specs for their 120GB and 80/160GB models show that the 160GB is the exact same depth as the 80GB and the 120GB units (8mm). Unless Microsoft has sourced a company that makes thinner 1.8" 120GB hard drives, the only explanation I can see is power and/or cost. The former difference seems minor to me (though I could be wrong), and I wouldn't use the latter as a good argument, since this would be the high-end Zune anyway.

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:52 PM
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Default FCC Test 120 GB Zune

Two things make me laugh about this...

1.) Zune Insider was not the first to tell us of this...way to keep up Cesar.
2.) Its 40 gbs less than its competitor and will most likely be in black only. Also with no features this looks like nothing more than a struggle from a dying animal.
 
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:47 AM
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Two things make me laugh about this...

1.) Zune Insider was not the first to tell us of this...way to keep up Cesar.
2.) Its 40 gbs less than its competitor and will most likely be in black only. Also with no features this looks like nothing more than a struggle from a dying animal.
1.) Who's "us"? I thought you were done with Zune.
2.) Maybe market research shows people don't want 160 GB. I certainly don't.

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Old 08-19-2008, 03:32 AM
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you question why they would come out with this before christmas. This IS what they are going to offer for Christmas.

Microsoft is mailing it in this year.....it is pretty sad really. They better have some STELLAR v3 firmware come november.

But who wants to spend their christmas day installing a firmware that should have shipped with the device?

MS had a killer device with the Zune30, but they have managed to squander every technical advantage by piece mealing this on a shoestring budget.
 
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:32 AM
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1.) Who's "us"? I thought you were done with Zune.
2.) Maybe market research shows people don't want 160 GB. I certainly don't.
Wow somehow you made a post that makes no sense and adds nothing to the argument. Why wouldn't you want an extra 40 gb when most likely it will cost the same? And by us I meant people who are keeping up with Zune news, I said I am done but I didn't say I wasn't interested to see what the Zune did next.
 
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:43 AM
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I would love a 120gb Zune.
My 80 is bursting at the seams.

I guess the bigger Zunes are for people that collect albums rather than singles.
 
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:04 AM
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Why wouldn't you want an extra 40 gb when most likely it will cost the same?
Actually, we have no idea what it will cost and that's a key piece to the puzzle. If they price it the same as the iPod Classic 80 would it suddenly make sense?
 
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