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August 13, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Microsoft still using Seattle to give Zune music cred

The upcoming version of the Zune not only maintains the cute “Hello from Seattle” message, it gives it more prominence, moving the phrase from the back of the case to the side.

Here’s a picture I took yesterday during a demo by Zune’s Jose Pinero:

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Even more intriguing is the “Apps” option on the Zune’s main menu, but Pinero said the company isn’t ready to discuss what sort of applications will be available, how developers can participate or whether it will be tied to the new Windows Mobile apps store.

The Zune HD uses the same Nvidia Tegra hardware going into some Windows phones so it would seem natural to let developers write applications for both platforms. …

Comments | Topics: Microsoft, Zune, zune

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