Portable Media

Apps Coming to ZuneHD?

zunehd_net_eng Long Zheng, writer for “I Started Something” has discovered a recent trademark filing by Microsoft that may be pointing to a sort of App Store for not only the ZuneHD but possibly WinMo 7 as well.

Trademark application 77775625 for the trademark “ONEAPP”, refers to “online retail store services facilitating the download of computer software for use on mobile phones, media players and other portable electronic devices”.

The bold on “media players is Long’s, not mine.  I’ve expected apps for the ZuneHD since it was rumored so this really doesn’t surprise me.  You can get simple apps on the current Zune with a little hacking and some extra programs installed on your PC.  What this give hint to is that apps will work across multiple devices from ZuneHD to WinMo phones and who knows what else.  A unified app between devices would be great!

Let’s hope this is pointing towards Microsoft finally getting organized and starting to bring ecosystems which should communicate with each other, together.

 

 

via I Started Something

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  • Heres some Hardware facts

    Zune HD:multitouch interface with gestures
    itouch:multitouch interface with gestures

    Zune HD:3.3 inch screen with OLED vivid 16:9 widescreen display (480 x 272)
    itouch: 3.5 inch screen with LCD 3:2 display (480 x 320)

    Zune HD:built-in HD radio receiver
    itouch:

    Zune HD:HD video output at 720p
    itouch:

    Zune HD: wifi 802.11b/g/and maybe n
    itouch:wifi 802.11b/g

    Zune HD:Intergration wiht XBOX LIVE
    itouch:

    noting those facts The Zune HD is far more advanced and superior when it comes to hardware but as far as soft ware goes there are some question marks but on the other hand Microsoft hasnt revealed all yet so there should be. As far as software goes we only know enough now to say the itouch has a slight upper hand like apps and safari over internet explorer(although I'm perfectly fine with ie), also The Zune HD may have flash in its internet browser if it does then its browser obviously wins seeing as the itouch only has a specail form of youtube and not a real flashplayer. So that only leaves the itouch with the advantage of apps, but that is the most important advantage of all…. I'm 99% sure The Zune HD will have apps too if it does the itouch loses at everything software and hardware minus their 480 x 320 screen resolution but if you think about it they dont even win in screen resolution, it might be a tie even though The Zune HD's resolution is 480 x 272 because the itouch's screen is 3.5 inch and The Zune HD's screen is 3.3 inch and that 0.2 inch less is where those 48 extra pixels went. For instance The Zune HD's screen is like the itouch's screen with your hand covering 0.2 inches of the itouch's screen, the actual pixels per square mm is the same, the screen is just slightly smaller for The Zune HD but the actual resolution is identical and how it looks! That would mean that The Zune HD beats the itouch in every category-but! only if they get apps which like I said before I'm 99% sure they will and if they have flash in their browser.

    Also Dan the dumbass said that no one would develop for Microsoft app store if they had one. People have been making games for the zune for a really long time so they already have a good amount of supportive programmers and Microsoft is going to port alot of apps from their mobile app store, sidebar and they're already working with people to make apps for the HD's launch. When the itouch launch they didn't even have an app store so Microsoft's Zune HD will have a quicker start out of the gate than Apple did causing for beter sales in the long run.

    The Zune HD is better than the itouch in every way
    Microsoft > apple
    Zune HD > itouch

  • Heres some Hardware facts

    Zune HD:multitouch interface with gestures
    itouch:multitouch interface with gestures

    Zune HD:3.3 inch screen with OLED vivid 16:9 widescreen display (480 x 272)
    itouch: 3.5 inch screen with LCD 3:2 display (480 x 320)

    Zune HD:built-in HD radio receiver
    itouch:

    Zune HD:HD video output at 720p
    itouch:

    Zune HD: wifi 802.11b/g/and maybe n
    itouch:wifi 802.11b/g

    Zune HD:Intergration wiht XBOX LIVE
    itouch:

    noting those facts The Zune HD is far more advanced and superior when it comes to hardware but as far as soft ware goes there are some question marks but on the other hand Microsoft hasnt revealed all yet so there should be. As far as software goes we only know enough now to say the itouch has a slight upper hand like apps and safari over internet explorer(although I'm perfectly fine with ie), also The Zune HD may have flash in its internet browser if it does then its browser obviously wins seeing as the itouch only has a specail form of youtube and not a real flashplayer. So that only leaves the itouch with the advantage of apps, but that is the most important advantage of all…. I'm 99% sure The Zune HD will have apps too if it does the itouch loses at everything software and hardware minus their 480 x 320 screen resolution but if you think about it they dont even win in screen resolution, it might be a tie even though The Zune HD's resolution is 480 x 272 because the itouch's screen is 3.5 inch and The Zune HD's screen is 3.3 inch and that 0.2 inch less is where those 48 extra pixels went. For instance The Zune HD's screen is like the itouch's screen with your hand covering 0.2 inches of the itouch's screen, the actual pixels per square mm is the same, the screen is just slightly smaller for The Zune HD but the actual resolution is identical and how it looks! That would mean that The Zune HD beats the itouch in every category-but! only if they get apps which like I said before I'm 99% sure they will and if they have flash in their browser.

    Also Dan the dumbass said that no one would develop for Microsoft app store if they had one. People have been making games for the zune for a really long time so they already have a good amount of supportive programmers and Microsoft is going to port alot of apps from their mobile app store, sidebar and they're already working with people to make apps for the HD's launch. When the itouch launch they didn't even have an app store so Microsoft's Zune HD will have a quicker start out of the gate than Apple did causing for beter sales in the long run.

    The Zune HD is better than the itouch in every way
    Microsoft > apple
    Zune HD > itouch