Zune 30


Zune 30

Information appliance
title = Zune 30


manufacturer = Microsoft
type = Portable media player
releasedate = November 14 2006
connectivity = Wi-Fi , USB
lifespan = flagicon|United States November 14,, 2007
media =
operatingsystem = Microsoft Windows
current operating system version = 2.2
input = Circular directional pad
power = 3.7V Lithium-Ion Internal Battery
storage = 30 GB Hard disk
memory =
onlineservice = Zune Marketplace
dimensions = 2.4 × 4.4 × 0.58 inches
weight = 5.6 ounces
touchpad =
predecessor =
successor = Zune 80
related =

The Zune 30 is the first portable media player developed by Microsoft. It was released on November 14, 2006 and was simply named the Zune. After subsequent versions with different hard drive capacities, the original Zune was renamed Zune 30.

The consumer edition was initially offered in black, brown, and pearl white, which came with a "doubleshot," or translucent glow, in a different color, of blue, green, and clear, respectively. Cases are made from a silicone rubber. Controls include a circular controller with four buttons for direction, as well as a middle button to select a song album or menu, a back button to the left, a play/pause button to the right, and a hold switch atop the player next to the headphone port.cite news|url=http://backstage.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/Zune-interface-features-detailed/|title=Zune interface, features detailed|last=Horwitz|first=Jeremy|date=2006-08-17|publisher=iLounge] The words "Hello from Seattle" are inscribed on the back of the case and it features several songs, videos, and images preloaded on the device. [cite press release
url=http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/sep06/09-28ZunePricingAvailabilityPR.mspx
title=Microsoft PressPass Press Release |date=2006-09-28
accessdate=2006-09-28
publisher=Microsoft
] The Zune originally sold at a retail price of $249.99 with the cost being reduced to $199.99 on September 5, 2007. [ [http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/09/05/price-drop.aspx Zune Insider : Price Drop ] ]

The limited editions came in different colors and artwork and were offered in three consecutive months. Red Zunes were put up for auction in various stores in the Los Angeles area on October 2006. [cite news|url=http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/29/red-union-Zune-up-for-auction/|date=2006-10-29|publisher=Engadget|title=Red union Zune up for auction|first=Ryan|last=Block] Pink and orange Zunes, [cite web|url=http://www.zunescene.com/orange-zune/|title=Orange Zune Photos] in quantities of 100 each, were randomly inserted into Zune boxes along with a numbered certificate of authenticity. [cite web|url=http://Zunecorps.com/?p=243|title=Secret Pink Zune] [cite web|url=http://www.Zuneguy.com/2006/11/pink-Zunes-in-wild.html|title=Pink Zunes in the wild|last=Wittress|first=Bill|date=2006-11-28] Devices in these same colors were given to the Zune team as gifts. They had "Welcome to the Social November 14, 2006" written on the back and came in white packaging featuring Zune artwork then were released on the very same month. [cite web|url=http://www.Zuneguy.com/2006/11/ship-gift.html|title=Ship gift (Pink and Orange Zunes)|last=Wittress|first=Bill|date=2006-11-14] [cite web|url=http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/15/Zune-in-pink-and-orange/|title=Zune in Pink (and Orange)|date=2006-11-15|publisher=Engadget|first=Thomas|last=Ricker] "Ambassador" artwork Zunes were given to Microsoft's "Zune Master" college-student marketers on December 15, 2006. [cite news|url=http://www.zunerama.com/articles_009.php#061223_zune_story|date=2006-12-23|title=Inside glimpse into Zune Masters|publisher=Zunerama]

Cesar Menendez from the Microsoft Zune team confirmed Pink Zune availability around mid-May for a limited edition production run of 100,000 units. [cite news|url=http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/04/07/pink-photo.aspx|title=Pink Photo|date=2007-04-07|first=Cesar|last=Menendez|publisher=Zune Insider] In the same month, beginning April 13, 2007, the Pink Zune was first available on several online stores. [cite web|url=http://www.ebgames.com/gs/zune/zune.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&|title=Microsoft Zune|publisher=EBgames.com]

A "Halo 3" inspired Zune developed in partnership with the game's creators Bungie was announced at a "Halo 3" event in May 2007. The Halo 3 Zune comes in either dark brown or black, and features a Halo symbol on the back. Both versions are loaded with Halo content, including a custom episode of the popular series "Red vs. Blue" and were designed to feel like something that came from the game. [cite web|url=http://bungatech.com/2007/05/12/a-new-design-to-the-zune/|title=Halo 3 zune]

The black Halo 3 Zune is sold exclusively through GameStop since June 27 2007, while the dark brown Halo 3 Zunes will be carried in the AAFES "PX" for the military. In early August, 2007, 300 of the dark brown Halo 3 Zunes were distributed free of charge by the USO to soldiers deployed to foreign soil. As of June 10th, a special edition red Zune is for sale online at Amazon.com and also at Target stores all over the United States.

Released on October 29, 2007, a Wisin & Yandel custom Zune is available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. This custom Zune was created for fans of the Latin music group Wisin & Yandel and is pre-loaded with the album Wisin vs. Yandel Los Extraterrestres. Live concert footage, videos, images and other music are also included. The Wisin & Yandel Zune is black with a custom graphic on the back. [ [http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/zune30gb/wisinyyandel.htm Zune.net | Wisin & Yandel Custom Zune ] ]

Hardware

* Volume: 4.4 × 2.4 × 0.58 inches (11.2 × 6.1 × 1.4 cm)
* Weight: 5.6 ounces (158.8 g)
* Screen: 3 inches (7.62 cm) QVGA LCD, 320×240 pixel resolution, 65k colours (16-bit color)

* Hard disk: 30 GB hard disk, form factor short FF 1.8 inches [cite web|url=http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/manual_tec.asp?model=MK3008GAL|title=MK3008GAL|publisher=Toshiba:Toshiba MK3008GAL]

* Wi-Fi: Zune-to-Zune song transfer, Zune-to-PC music library synchronizing, Zune Marketplace Downloads when configured with a Zunetag and Marketplace Account(Firmware 3.0 dependant); 802.11b/g (BB|RF); i,e (MAC) [cite news|url=http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.keystream.co.jp/news/20060206.php&sa=X&oi=translate|publisher=KeyStream|title=The IEEE802.11b/g high data rate wireless LAN chip set which realized ultra low POWER consumption (0.25mW in POWER Save Mode) is produced commercially.|date=2006-02-06: KeyStream (KS3021 / KS7010)] [cite news|url=http://news.com.com/2100-1041_3-6109667.html|title=Microsoft's Zune aims to be social butterfly|last=Fried|first=Ina|date=2006-08-25|publisher=CNET]
* TV out: NTSC, PAL, ACP (Macrovision 7) [cite web|url=http://www.focussemi.com/products/fs455.html|title=FS•45X Family|publisher=Focus Enhancements: Focus FS456 (FS456LF)]
* USB: USB 1.1, 2.0 [cite web|url=http://www.nxp.com/pip/ISP1504ABS.html|title=ISP1504A; ISP1504C; ULPI Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus On-The-Go transceiver|publisher=NXP Semiconductors: Philips (ISP1504)]
* Radio: 76-108 MHz FM, RDS, RBDS [cite web|url=http://www.silabs.com/tgwWebApp/public/web_content/products/Broadcast/Radio_Tuners/en/Si4700-01.htm|title=Si470x FM Radio Tuners|publisher=Silicon Laboratories:Silicon Labs Si4701 (4701A15)]

* Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion, 3.7 V, 800 mAh [cite web|url=http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/showpage.html?name=BBFS2.MH19929&ccnshorttitle=Batteries,+Household+and+Commercial+-+Component&objid=1077011138&cfgid=1073741824&version=versionless&parent_id=1076519666&sequence=1|title=UL No,MH19929|publisher=Underwriters Laboratories:NEC-TOKIN G71C0006Z11]

#Discharge: 13–14 hours music (on-off Wi-Fi), 4 hours video [cite web|url=http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/17/Zune-battery-life-12-hours-music-3-5-hours-video/|title=Zune battery life: 12 hrs music, 3.5 hrs video|date=2006-09-17|publisher=Engadget|last=Block|first=Ryan]
#Charge: 2–3 hours (90%-full) [cite web|url=http://www.zune.net/en-us/meetzune/techspecs/player.htm|title=Technical Specifications: Zune|publisher=Microsoft]
* CPU and display controller: Freescale i. MX31L processor with ARM architecture, VFP, IPU [cite web|url=http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?nodeId=02XPgQ821729733642&tid=WMSG200506VANITYIMX31|title=i.MX31 Multimedia Applications Processors|publisher=Freescale:(SCIMX31LVKM5 / 3L38W / CTAU0629)]
* RAM: 64 MiB, 512-Mb Mobile SDR SDRAM, 133 MHz, 90 mA [cite web|url=http://www.samsung.com/products/semiconductor/MobileSDRAM/MobileSDRSDRAM/512Mbit/K4M51323PC/K4M51323PC.htm|title=K4M51323PC|publisher=Samsung: (K4M51323PC-DG75)] cite web|url=http://www.happymac.ch/happyMacEN/News/1C1515C1-A47C-4ADD-8A16-9B3A21C9AA5A.html|title=Inside Zune - the hardware]
* Flash memory: 2 MB NOR, 1Mx16 boot block, 3.3 V [cite web|url=http://download.intel.com/design/flcomp/datashts/29064523.pdf|title=Intel Advanced+ Boot Block Flash Memory (C3) Datasheet|publisher=Intel:(PH28F160C3TD)]
* Bus switch: Low voltage octal FET bus switch [cite web|url=http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/sn74cbtlv3245a.html|title=Low-Voltage Octal FET Bus Switch - SN74CBTLV3245A - TI Product Folder|publisher=Texas Instruments:(CL245 / SN74CBTLV3245A)]
* ATA driver: 8-bit bus transceiver/driver [(P003 / 620A5)]
* Audio: 24-bit DAC, 48 kHz (max), 0.9 W [cite web|url=http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/products/WM8978/|title=WM8978 - CODEC with speaker driver|publisher=Wolfson Microelectronics: (WM8978G)]
* Audio and power manager: 16-bit DAC, 44.1 kHz [cite web|url=http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=MC13783&nodeId=01J4Fs4881|title=MC13783 : Power Management and Audio Component|publisher=Freescale: Freescale MC13783]
* Video: Able to store 100 hours of videoFact|date=November 2007

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