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Darius Wey
11-14-2006, 05:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a6kJgarwWLeg&refer=news' target='_blank'>http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a6kJgarwWLeg&refer=news</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;Microsoft Corp. plans to add a video-sharing feature to its Zune player and will eventually sell a model that combines the device with a phone, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said. The video function would probably be used to transfer content created by Zune customers, Ballmer said in an interview today from Redmond, Washington. He declined to comment on when Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, would add video sharing or announce a phone model.&quot;</em><br /><br />We were only just <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/245/microsoft-makes-it-official-welcome-to-the-social.html">talking about future-proofing</a> a couple of hours ago, and look, Microsoft has already outlined one of its plans. The <a target="_blank" href="http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?t=59">Zune phone</a> isn't news, though the bit about video sharing is. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&amp;sid=a6kJgarwWLeg&amp;refer=news">Ballmer's description</a> makes it sound almost like an offline YouTube, which I have to admit, is pretty interesting, though what Microsoft really needs to focus on first is getting more Zune devices out into the market (and I'm talking on a global scale), so that the mass sharing that it has in mind can turn from concept into reality.

Aaron Roma
11-14-2006, 05:42 AM
(One more post before I head out the door...)

Good to see that MS is already talking about updating and expanding the Zune. Am I the only one who is starting to thing this product was rushed out the door just a tad soon? Don't get me wrong, they needed to make the holiday market. It just seems that it would have been nice if they had started on this product a few months ealier to polish off a few items that don't quite seem to be all there.


I'm off to pick up my Zune! :)

11-14-2006, 07:11 AM
I think video sharing is a fantastic idea. No more family side shows, just poof and there ya go.

A Zune Phone, let's call it "Zone" shall we... What a good idea! A memory intensive device on a device that usually has little memeory. Hey maybe this will trumpet in an era of big memory phones in the states!! I would love that!

Jason Dunn
11-14-2006, 08:20 AM
Cool, they're starting to speak a bit more openly about what they have planned, which is good!