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Is the Third Generation Zune Going to look "iPhone-esque"?

We all know that in today's world you are either a fan of Apple products like the iPod Touch , iPod, or iPhone, and for those people who don't swing Apple's way, you go with Microsoft stuff- most recently the Microsoft Zune. The Zune 80GB is a very popular MP3 player, but it doesn't have near the functionality of the iPhone - so doesn't it make sense that the Zune 3 should be iPhone-like?

It seems like the battle between Microsoft and Apple can be compared to the East coast vs. West coast rap wars from the early 90's - maybe that's a little extreme, but you get my point. So it only makes sense that Microsoft would focus on making the Zune Phone a reality. The only thing that we know for sure is that Microsoft's design team has had discussions about the new design of the Zune, but we don't know exactly what's on their minds.

Photos of what the Zune Phone could look like have surfaced at Zunescene.com. These photos reveal a very "iPhone-like" Zune with a huge touch-screen LCD screen and nice-sized on-screen controls. The Zune 3 may end up looking nothing like the Zune in this photo, but I wouldn't mind if the finished product took on some of the "Zune concept's" appearance. The Zune in the photo looks awesome!
Zune 3 Concept: Courtesy of Zunescene.comZune 3 Concept: Courtesy of Zunescene.com

This concept photo is accompanied by some possible specs of the Zune 3, but I don't want to speculate on these numbers just yet. Lets just sit back and wait for Microsoft to work their magic on what could very be the "iPhone" for 2008 - you never know.

Sources: Crunchgear and Zunescene

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Comments
Jan 4, 2008
by Lanphantom (not verified)

don't hold your breath

releasing pics if a very slick interface and actually making one is two very different things. Microsoft can just keep investing in tomatoes and making katsup.

Lanphantom

Jan 4, 2008
by Anonymous (not verified)

Dude i so need a zune phone.

Dude i so need a zune phone. though the concept looks cool, it still doesnt beat the iPhone. it should take on more of the spring board idea from the iphone, though it could be improved. the mail and the sms so the iphone should just fall under one 'messaging' folder, kinda like the ipod on it, it has video, music and watever in the one folder.

- whatever......

Jan 8, 2008
by Anonymous (not verified)

Honestly I think I like the

Honestly I think I like the look of this more than the iphone, and I like that a lot. If it turned out like this I would buy it.

Feb 19, 2008
by Q (not verified)

Stop with the Mac vs Microsoft already...

Competition always forces companies to make better products & we as the consumer benefit. Lead - do not follow.