As Apple puts the finishing touches on its next-generation iPods (or so recent reports would have one think), Microsoft is hot on the Mac maker's heels. A Canadian tipster has supplied Zune fan-site Zunited with several pictures of upcoming portable media players from Redmond.
The shots show a 120GB hard-drive-based player and a box for what looks like a 16GB flash-based Zune, both with pretty much the same designs as existing models. For those who haven't followed Microsoft's highly exciting handheld player antics, we should point out that current flash Zunes top out at 8GB, and their bulkier, mechanical brethren only store up to 80GB.
Pictures of the purported 120GB device look legit, with mention of the storage capacity in all the right places: on the box, at the back of the player, and in the user interface's "storage" screen, which reports 8.12GB used and 103.5GB free (or something like that; the photo looks pretty blurry). Unfortunately, Zunited says neither when the new players will come out nor how much Microsoft will charge for them.
|Shuttle XH110G packs a PCIe x16 slot into a three-liter package||4|
|I Love My Feet Day Shortbread||8|
|Color is key in Viewsonic's VP2785-4K display||2|
|Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends||8|
|Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics||1|
|Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400||42|
|Alphacool Eiswolf 120 GPX-Pro takes the RX Vega to the pool||8|
|The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks||47|
|Go pro with the Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ gaming monitor||13|
|I know you're joking but the numberpad is nothing more than a bad-habit crutch for hunt-and-peck, two-finger typists. Touch-typists don't even use it....||+29|