120GB Zune Launched As iPhone 2.0.2 Firmware Hits

Incremental upgrades all round.

I personally don’t find either of these stories overly interesting but they really should be mentioned. So – as they (by which I mean people under 21) say – FYI…

Firstly Microsoft is making a token effort to try and disprove the growing theory that it is looking to ditch its substandard Zune MP3 players but quietly launching a 120GB edition.

As always the device was leaked through tech spyhole the FCC and carries the model number ‘1376’. Nothing other than the storage seems to have changed from the standard Zune 80GBer and it remains as US-only and unappealing as ever.

Come on Microsoft, shape up or ship out…

Secondly, Apple has launched firmware 2.0.2 for the iPhone and iPhone 3G and admits it is targeted more at the latter than the former which suggests its fast release means it has known about the new model’s 3G performance issues for longer than it cares to admit.

Described loosely as ‘bug fixes’ early reports suggest 3G performance has been much improved (as this video suggests) and performance in general is zippier but other users are struggling to spot the differences. Certainly no major new features are in there and with Pwnage set to release an update for a 2.0.2 unlock today (it’s still limited to the original iPhone) security doesn’t appear to have taken a big step forward either.

So yawn and yawn. But, hey… FYI!

120GB zune via I Started Something
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