|by Elias Chiddicks on September 24th, 2009|
That’s right, just a day after the initial Zune phone aka Microsoft Pink details spilled all over the interwebs, we have actual pictures of what the phones look like.
Above you see the “Turtle,” and actually, it seems pretty aptly named. Looking wide and short, the design comes off as a bit awkward. The Pure is what you see below, and it follows a more traditional QWERTY slideout keyboard style.
You can defintiely see the family resemeblence between these two numbers and the Danger/Sharp inspired Sidekick line. That is, just a little too awkward for the rest of us. Overall, terms like nondescript might be applied, given the over-powering rounded-off-corner theme going on with both of these devices. We might also hazard a guess that these are aimed at the youth market.
While we understand that the youth market is a large segment, does Microsoft think the rest of us don’t listen to music? While the Zune line of old was certainly not the thinnest of the group, high quality materials like glass and metal, as well as a crisp and simple design were the staple of the Zune lineup (just look at the HD). So how exactly did round, plasticky handsets come out of this? Yeah Microsoft, this isn’t what we were looking for. Hopefully you have more up your sleeves.