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Zune battery life revealed: 12 hours music, 3.5 hours video

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Microsoft Zune

Microsoft released most of the info about their upcoming Zune last week, but failed to deliver the battery life expectency. Battery life on portable players can sometimes be the most important factor when making a purchase. Thanks to a tip that Engadget received, we’re not reporting that the Zune will get 12 hours of continuous music playback, and 3.5 hours of video playback.

Why did we not know that yet? It’s likely because Microsoft was ready to announce it and then Apple dropped the bomb by upping the iPod’s batteries. The new 30GB iPod lasts for 14 hours of music and 4 hours of video playback. They also announced the new 80GB model has 20 music and 6 for video. This may not sound like a big deal to you, but for some people, this will be the deciding factor in which device they purchase. Don’t get to caught up in these numbers though, because Microsoft is probably setting up a new battery deal with the manufacturers right now.

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  1. My zune dies before the 12 hours,it doesn't even last 6

    ange
  2. Battery life is more like 6 hours! needs a fix asap.

    Chris
  3. Hello every1? Hope u are all doin well 2day. I bought a zune about 2days ago & i have been having battery problem. Before i bought this zune i was thinking it was a good product so after i bought i got to discover that who so ever compares zune to ipod is a dumb ass just as microsoft. Sorry to say every1 but i must say it out zune is a waste of money. After i finish charging my zune battery full, immediately i remover it from the charger the battery drops after some mints. I dont no what to do now cos i feel i have wasted money. Any one that can help out of this problem should pls contact me on my mail address (Hatersfree_2001@yahoo.co.in) fuck microsoft & zune. Bless every1. Bye!

    Ben
  4. Hello every1? Hope u are all doin well 2day. I bought a zune about 2days ago & i have been having battery problem. Before i bought this zune i was thinking it was a good product so after i bought i got to discover that who so ever compares zune to ipod is a dumb ass just as microsoft. Sorry to say every1 but i must say it out zune is a waste of money. After i finish charging my zune battery full, immediately i remover it from the charger the battery drops after some mints. I dont no what to do now cos i feel i have wasted money. Any one that can help out of this problem should pls contact me on my mail address (Hatersfree_2001@yahoo.co.in) fuck microsoft & zune. Bless every1. Bye!

    Tobore