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Darius Wey
01-16-2007, 07:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zunerama.com/articles_010.php#070115_zune_story' target='_blank'>http://www.zunerama.com/articles_010.php#070115_zune_story</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;Wireless sharing is sweet for exchanging music and pictures between Zunes. But wouldn't it be great to be able to actually communicate with another Zuner using your Zune's wireless capability? Well, now you can. Zunerama member Zunadu has created a collection of 1,000 graphics files containing short phrases that can be beamed back and forth between Zunes. The phrases are organized into folders, so you can fairly easily get to the message you're looking for. Zunadu calls his collection &quot;ChikaZune&quot;.&quot;</em><br /><br /><img width="234" height="400" alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2006/wey-20070116-chikazune.jpg" /> <br /><br />Okay, it's not really the sort of instant messaging we were hoping for, but assuming you have the patience, it's the next best thing. Just try not to hit a hurdle by wanting to say a phrase not contained in the collection of images. Happy squirting. ;-)

01-18-2007, 05:43 AM
If you are within WiFi range of another Zune, you are within ~100 feet, so why not just go over and talk to them? Chat features on the Zune are useless unless you find a way to send it further!

Jason Dunn
01-19-2007, 07:35 PM
This is one of those "Why? Because I Can!" type things that are basically useless in real life except in very specific scenarios (come on, how many people even HAVE Zunes yet?)...but are still cool to see people thinking up new ways to use the Zune's wireless connection.