Zune 2 on sale Wednesday. Or was that 2 Zunes sold by Wednesday?
Photos leaked today apparently show two new models of the upcoming second gen Microsoft Zune. It is seen sporting the
iconic… familiar… redundant stylings of the first Zune but appear to be thinner and rumored to be available in more colors. The pics are of cliche, leaked quality and graininess, making it difficult to determine the actual thickness. This would expose whether or not the media player will follow suit with the new iPod nano and touch in solid state flash drives. The two Zunes have eerie proportions similar to the previous gen iPod video and nano.
Along with the Zune 2 leak came pics revealing a current Zune running version 2.1, which is rumored to be released simultaneously with the new Zune. Not much is know about the update, but rumors amount to the same software goodies and UI tweaks found on the Zune 2. Why Microsoft would be pushing better software for their previous gen Zune vs. pushing their new hardware offerings exclusively is a business model we don’t quite understand. It would seem silly that when the new iPod nano and classic were released, Apple would include the same UI, free of charge. What a way to get those masses clamoring for the Zune 2, eh? Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free…
[Update] FCC has leaked this photo revealing a 4GB and 8GB “Zune 2 nano”. These are an exact match to the leaked pics from yesterday.