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    Death of the Zune?

    I've read a couple of reports that Microsoft is going to "kill off" the Zune software, and its hardware as a by-stander of this, during E3 when it announces a new music service called "Woodstock." I thought I heard something about this on Tech News Today. But I still can't figure out if they'll just let the old Zune software run on its own, without reaching into the Microsoft Cloud for verification or if all us Zune owners will have to switch over to Woodstock.
    I saw that Zune Passes will eventually be carried over to the new service (actually that's speculation from the articles, so far), but I want to know if my old Zune mp3 player will work with this Woodstock thing. I really don't want to buy a new player because this one has been with me for several years now, and you can't find a good mp3 player with all the features and storage like the one I have (I went for the biggest hard drive that Microsoft would pack in there).
    At the very least, I'm hoping that whatever Microsoft ends up doing stays compatible with my Zune player AND lets me continue downloading/searching/playing various podcasts.


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    Know anything about Windows Phone 7? Is it going by the way side like Zune? I found We're Alive when I upgraded from my flip phone to a WP7 a year ago. Hate to know MS is going to drop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbringer View Post
    And before anyone says it, I ain't buying an Ipod.
    Buy an iPhone, or iPad.

    *Sorry, just had to say it.

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    My iPod is awesome. Would not trade it for all the tea in India.


























































    However, I would probably trade it for an iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris View Post
    My iPod is awesome. Would not trade it for all the tea in India.
    However, I would probably trade it for an iPad.
    I've got the Original iPod - Mac only, fire wire, grey-scale display and the physical wheel that spins.
    Id never trade it, not even for an iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7oddisdead View Post
    Well color me annoyed...
    me, too. Microsoft sometimes does things half-heartedly and it pisses me off. I still remember how the "HD wars" went down.

    I didn't hear or read anything on how Zune's replacement works in regard to the Windows Phone, but I presume that Microsoft will still support it for the near future.
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    hmm..well the more i hear/read about this it doesnt seem to be an entirely bad thing. by the sounds of it hydrasoft(microsofts many headed hydra) is working toward creating a spotify competitor..and while im sure the zune software as we know it may go away...who knows, this may be a good thing.

    and im starting to think i could care less how the replacement works on windowsphone...i honestly use the zune on my windowsphone rarely at best, and i think that may be part of the thinking at m.s. ..finally putting all the pieces under the name most people know and enjoy......x box
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneTwo View Post
    Know anything about Windows Phone 7? Is it going by the way side like Zune? I found We're Alive when I upgraded from my flip phone to a WP7 a year ago. Hate to know MS is going to drop it.
    I wouldn't fret too much about the Windows Phone. Rumors kicking about are that most, if not all WP7 phones will get an update to WP8. Since 8 uses the same metro interface as WP7, I can't imagine the basic hardware requirements being much different than the spec requirements MS put forth for WP7.

    As for "Woodstock," it looks like it's an effort to de-brand Zune (since they aren't making the players anymore) and integrate the new music player in Win 8 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeNarf View Post
    I wouldn't fret too much about the Windows Phone. Rumors kicking about are that most, if not all WP7 phones will get an update to WP8. Since 8 uses the same metro interface as WP7, I can't imagine the basic hardware requirements being much different than the spec requirements MS put forth for WP7.

    As for "Woodstock," it looks like it's an effort to de-brand Zune (since they aren't making the players anymore) and integrate the new music player in Win 8 more.
    that seems exactly whats happening. gearing more toward a "x box music" type thing vs zune..a name most everyone associates with fail..whereas x box is win...not all bad..and im doubtful
    we zune users will be thrown to the wolves...that would just be stupid on their part.
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