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Old 02-17-2010, 07:19 PM
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Let's see:

-Larger screen
-AMOLED
-XBOX Live integration
-Better browser
-Ability to make your own playlist on the device
-Ambient light sensor
-Higher capacity
-More video support
-YouTube App
-External speakers (stereo)
-Mic (for Skype or voice recording)
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:03 PM
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Go to 64gb, and put that custom EQ in there (I'll never get another Zune till it FINALLY gets a custom EQ,and yeah - I'm still whining about it!!!!!!!!), and I'll come back home to the Zune.
Oh, yeah, I forgot to add a volume rocker to my wish list.

MTP/MSC is also nice, but I also know that's a pipe dream,..................
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:05 PM
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Let's see:

-Ability to make your own playlist on the device
The Zune HD currently supports this

After seeing the new Windows Phones I'll just take one of those instead of a gen2 ZHD (if the media aspect of it is as good if not better than it currently is... doubtful though).
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:13 PM
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Volume Rocker
More apps.
Don't restart device after exiting app


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Old 02-17-2010, 08:57 PM
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I just have a feeling that sooner of later Microsoft will make an Xbox portable because they are the only left without a portable gaming system. And I feel that along with the Xbox portable, it will also be a Zune. Remember the Xbox and Zune team are now merged into one team along with the Windows Phone 7 team as well. My wish is they come out with a Microsoft branded "Zune Phone" that is an Xbox portable as well. It will be very expensive, yes, but it will be the ultimate mobile device.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:37 PM
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My wishes:
-Faster processor
-Larger screen
-No-phone version of WM7.
-More connectivity with the Xbox/Media Center/TV ecosystem.
-Expanded codec support
-Linux support (won't happen, but hey, this is a wishlist!)
I concur with the prevailing belief here that an Xbox portable device with Zune-level media capabilities or a Zune with Xbox gaming capabilities would be an ace in the hole for Microsoft that would kill two birds with one stone: the PMP market and the portable handheld market.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:40 PM
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-Linux support (won't happen, but hey, this is a wishlist!)
Wouldn't that be an ask for the Linux community?

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:57 PM
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-Linux support (won't happen, but hey, this is a wishlist!)
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Wouldn't that be an ask for the Linux community?

Cheers, Dave.
I would say it is more a request for the Zune team, because there is some MTP support on Linux machines, as I recall....so it would mean allowing something besides the Zune software to access the device. (which is a fairly common request, at least among those who do not own Zunes)
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:58 PM
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Wouldn't that be an ask for the Linux community?

Cheers, Dave.
I should have clarified. There are two ways the next Zune (if it's ever getting released) will be able to be compatible with Linux:
Either through MTP/MSC, or
if Songbird or another Linux media management software gets compatibility with the Zune, which is completely up to Microsoft and the company behind it.
I think it's important to note that the Linux community can't modify anything that isn't open-source.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:22 PM
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The easiest solution probably is to copy apple and take the zunehd hardware and make it compatible to windows phone 7 hardware requirements except take away the phone...
From reading this forum it seems I'm in the minority when I only want a media player from my media player...the majority seem to want apps/games/twitter/etc...almost more than a media player...

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:45 PM
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From reading this forum it seems I'm in the minority when I only want a media player from my media player...the majority seem to want apps/games/twitter/etc...almost more than a media player...

LIP

In all honesty, I just don't understand this point of view at all. For the Zune HD, Microsoft wanted to focus on making a great media player. Ok, I get that. They have succeeded. So now, for this next device, why not extend its capabilities? Will adding new features somehow hurt the original set of features? Why would you choose a device that does less over a device that does the same exact thing and more?



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Old 02-18-2010, 09:34 PM
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My wishlist:
a big screen, preferably 3.7"+, and based on Samsung's Super OLED.
able to play youtube videos in high quality, so an external speaker may be nice.
responsive, I hate the occasional input lag and unresponsiveness to button presses.
faster and better browser that does not crash every other page.
more apps (and frequent new ones).
a bigger/longer lasting battery.

But I think I will have moved to a smartphone by that time.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:04 AM
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From reading this forum it seems I'm in the minority when I only want a media player from my media player...the majority seem to want apps/games/twitter/etc...almost more than a media player...

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Here's the answer to that argument. Never settle for less when you could have gotten more.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:23 PM
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Everything dfkt, The DarkSide said. After that, everything is what I want.

Lists in priority to minority.

1. Youtube app/better browser
2. Better battery life
3. Better on the go playlist with ability to remove songs
4. Super OLED
5. UCI customization
6. More options when listening to music and watching videos.
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how about ability to be able to choose 1 of any OS to dual-boot, excluding Mac OS X
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- An option to turn the screen upside down (flip display)
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:32 PM
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- An option to turn the screen upside down (flip display)
Other than watching movies, why?
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:02 PM
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- Larger screen
- Bigger capacity
- Faster Processor
- Better Battery Life
- Volume Rocker
- Faster processor
- Custom EQ
- And is also an Xbox Portable to compete with the PSP and DS
Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I'll never buy a zune until they get msc. Then I'll only buy zunes, because they are fantastically wonderful otherwise. My other features would be the eq and possibly custom themes like the s9.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:56 PM
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I'll never buy a zune until they get msc. Then I'll only buy zunes, because they are fantastically wonderful otherwise. My other features would be the eq and possibly custom themes like the s9.
I'm in the same exact boat my friend and we are not alone. No msc no zune hd, it's the reason why I didn't get that first device and my policy won't change this second time either. Many other "advanced" users are also on the same boat, go check out sites like headfi.com and the comments on pmptoday.com, even some folks on the official Zune.net forums.

"We are protecting our third party peripheral vendors," seems to be the biggest excuse for this locked down state. But there is one problem, they are attempting to take competition out of the equation and that stuff doesn't fly in this American economy. But if you must protect these third parties, then do so in a manner that doesn't scare away potential customers, do so in a way that doesn't curtail basic functionality by intentionally blocking communication between the products we use in our daily lives. Microsoft is now attempting to converge it's services and this decision completely goes against that endeavor.

I only hope somebody on the Zune team realizes that a large portion of potential customers are eagerly waiting on this one "feature." They can add the '"feature" silently and the mainstream users won't even realize anything has changed, but we'll be on the forums here partying till dawn.

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Old 02-23-2010, 07:01 PM
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I only hope somebody on the Zune team realizes that a large portion of potential customers are eagerly waiting on this one "feature." They can add the '"feature" silently and the mainstream users won't even realize anything has changed, but we'll be on the forums here partying till dawn.
Wanna start a petition? I'll join this party, let's just hope some apple fanboy doesn't poop it.
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