Why All The Zune Leaks? The Buzz Is Deafening!

I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning from all this Zune news. Well the buzz from the leaks may be deafening, the silence from Microsoft is positively ear shattering.

Trying to keep something under wraps in this day and age, is akin to plugging a leaky dike with a tissue. I have absolutely no problem with MS wanting to keep things under covers for competitive reasons. However all you have to do is look out there to see what this buzz is doing for Zune. Before the latest batch of rumors hit the interwebs , the Zune was lost in a wash of Apple news. Now that the leaks have started coming Zune is everywhere. This is the kind of exposure that MS couldn’t pay for, Yesterday the Zune HD story made it to the #2 spot on digg with 2000+ diggs. Zune has even been trending on twitter over the past few days.

Tonight the site WMpoweruser leaked the below image,


I’ve spoken to my sources and I can say the device you see above is real. However, besides Tegra  the specs are still a big question mark. From what I’ve heard the UI is also different (how, I’m not sure). No confirmation on some of the crazier ideas. HDMI? Camera?  Look for more Zune news in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned to Liveside.net and Twitter for all the latest news.