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Old 05-31-2011, 04:05 PM
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Default Patent Filing Reveals Zune Nano

According to Engagdet, a patent filing by Microsoft reveals a Zune player which is similar to that of the iPod Nano. Unfortunately, the patent filing was in 2009 and it is unlikely this particular player will ever be produced.

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This made me sad.
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Wouldn't buy it anyways lol.
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Lol hell no I wouldn't. I guarantee you it would cost more than a Clip+ and do less.
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Touch buttons, and not a touch screen. No clip. Someone makes a player that looks just like those drawing, except has a clip.
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Looks as dumb as the new iPod nano. I will never (that's right justin beiber I said it) buy a device like that.
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Touch buttons, and not a touch screen. No clip. Someone makes a player that looks just like those drawing, except has a clip.
It has to have a touch screen. There aren't enough buttons...
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I would never buy that. I'd buy an iPod Nano first. It looks a bit like one of those little Archos players, but everyone would've laughed if MS made it, even though with the iPod it was all super cool, slim and light, and stuff. Zune is also small already, but maybe this waw the 2010 Zune device, and it was ditched for some reason.
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This predated the Zune HD As this patent was filed on 4/2009 and the Zune HD didn't come out until 9/2009.
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This predated the Zune HD As this patent was filed on 4/2009 and the Zune HD didn't come out until 9/2009.
True, the patent filing predated the HD's release, but the HD patents were probably (im actually not positive on this though) filed long before. Does anyone know how long?

At least with that design no one would have to worry about apps
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looks a lot like the Philips GoGear Spark SA2925R/37, how do you know that MS didn't sell the patent or lease it to Philips for the spark
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Or a little Memorex clip I have.
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That's a possibility. Or Apple, but probably not, given the differences from the Nano.
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imagine how much more of a laughing stock would zune be in they released this.
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imagine how much more of a laughing stock would zune be in they released this.
Even though I don't own one, I don't find them a laughing stock. Do you feel the same for others that have small portable players
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I think it would have been a nice addition to the workout type of player. It's actually a shame it never made it to market IMO.
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looks a lot like the Philips GoGear Spark SA2925R/37, how do you know that MS didn't sell the patent or lease it to Philips for the spark
I knew I'd seen that design, lol http://anythingbutipod.com/2009/11/p...-spark-review/
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Ah I definitely see the similarities between the two.

I don't think we need to have another pebbly little player out on the market. I think it's well covered already, and as much flak as MS caught when the HD hit the market and didn't make a splash, I think this would have been far less of a success and people would have bashed MS even more for it.
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I think that would depend on how good or bad it turned out. I gave the stone a chance when it first came out and later the clip, I'm sure glad I did ...
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Well that's kinda my point. We have enough quality players like that and even some not-so-quality players (like the new iNano).
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