Microsoft Xune: Integrating The Music World With The Gaming Domain! – Gizmo Watch
Microsoft Xune: Integrating The Music World With The Gaming Domain! – Gizmo Watch: “Anyone who knows about the Zune will tell you that Microsoft’s venture has not been as popular as Apple’s version of the Mp3 player that you can carry around in tour pocket. It just seems that it never became as popular as the Nano and it has not spread across the globe the way Microsoft would have hoped it would. Irrespective of that fact, Microsoft has gone ahead to make the Xune- An amalgamation of the music world and the gaming domain, with a slight touch of an iPod. Basically we’re dealing with the Xbox 360 controller with a touch of Mylo and iPod Nano. The console also features shoulder buttons, a touch-wheel with a center button, a sliding keyboard and 4:3 ratio aspect ratio screen. The keyboard will be used for web surfing, email and chat, while the device is compatible with the Xbox 360 and Windows Media Center.
It even is probably going to get its own widescreen version and that would be cool too. But the rate at which cell phone technology is growing and the rate at which companies like Nokia and Sony Ericsson are making progress, I suppose mobiles will replace this anyway in course of time. It would be very interesting to see if the Xune does commercially better than the Zune. Personally I have my doubts about it because of the fact that maybe not too many addicted to the Xbox might prefer the new smaller version fit for travel. Also, I just don’t think Microsoft has done enough with the Zune to get the word going around on Xune now. All that being said I wonder if we will see iPod being merged with Wii! I would like that for sure. Source”