Microsoft's foray into the PMP(personal media player) market, and a rival to Apple's iPod. The Zune was released in 2006, had a bigger screen than the iPod's of the time, was capable of playing FM radio, and played more music formats than the iPod.

Though at the time it was more advance than the best iPod at the time when it was released, the Zune failed to catch on due to bulky design, software(that was bad at first) and also the it wasn't that much better than the iPod. Apple also announced and released the iPhone and iPod Touch withing a year of Zune's time on the market, which also could have had an effect on Zune's sales and popularity.

In 2009 Microsoft released the Zune HD, which at the time had a clearer screen than the iPod Touch, and a way more sleek design, but lacked browser and app capabilities like the iPod Touch. The Zune HD has also had a bad time on the market.
The Zune is great brand of MP3 players, but has failed to catch on and defeat the iPod.
by RolphSemensDickOvensUWIDI June 26, 2011
A portable multimedia player made by the Microsoft Corporation, built as the main competitor for Apple's "iPod."

The Zune has received generally positive reviews, but is often overshadowed by the iPod.
Zune MP3 players come in all different sizes, ranging from 4GB to 120GB of storage space.

The recently released Zune HD has a 3.3 inch OLED touch screen and comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models.
by glork June 30, 2010
a device created my microsoft intended to beat the iPod. I personally thikn its GREAT, but thres no way it can baet the iPod, they are too popular. and they are awesome... because they have a really cool, big, clear screen. they have really great battery time. They can share music with other zune's (even though like nobody has one), they have really cool features. for example, when you go to the place whre u look at the artists, theres a bog letter representing where u are. also, when you are listening to a song, the album art takes up almost the whole screen (which is awesome) and when you watch a video, you turn it so it can be longer. you can set a picture as your back ground. there is a very good quality FM radio. it so awesomme. i love it. also, pople keep saying it looks like a peice of shit. well then dont buy it in brown (dumbass). i am so happy i got a zune :) it was the worth the high price. much better than an iPod, in my opinon
TIMMY: look at my col new iPod
STEPHENY: dude mine is soo much better. i have a zune :)
TIMMY: iPod's are better
STEPHENY: Zunes can share music
TIMMY: who are you going to share it with? nobody has one.

the only downside of a zune is that NOBODY has one
by myspacefaggot February 03, 2007
Built by a company that evidently thinks brown is cool; the Zune is yet another example of Micro$oft copying Apple, only to completely and utterly fuck it up.
tosser: I got a Zune
geek: epic, epic phail.
by molecule802.11 April 05, 2009
state of listening to substandard music or owning a substandard mp3 player; being ripped-off
Steve got zuned when the Zune apocalypse came. He should have bought an ipod.
by sanitynow January 14, 2009
A product owned only by mentally retarded people with absolutely no knowledge about electronics. These people also often own an Xbox 360.
The police easily found the prison escaper after he pulled his Zune out in public.
by FelisCatusLover May 08, 2009
Microsoft getting it right for once.
Brown is the new black. Zune just happened to kick the iPod's pasty white ass.
by LRS November 26, 2006

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