We dont often review software, but it was almost unavoidable in this case the Zune desktop software is an inseparable part of the Windows Phone 7 experience. Since we already have a couple of WP7 phone reviews under our belt, we decided it was time we looked into the role your computer plays in owning a Windows Phone 7 mobile.
The Zune Software started off as the computer sync software for Microsofts Zune player basically, its what iTunes is to the iPod. Its functionality was extended as new Zune-capable devices were added, like the ill-fated KIN phones and now Windows Phone 7 devices.
Microsoft made a few decisions that practically mean you need to install Zune when you buy a WP7 phone its the only way to transfer data (photos, music, etc) between the phone and the computer.
Its not as bad as it sounds syncing over USB is fairly easy and you can enable Wi-Fi syncing too.
The Zune app has a sleek interface
But the Zune Software package is more than just a way to load up a few songs it offers a complete multimedia experience and may just become your preferred media player on your computer.
It does anything from playing and buying songs to giving you a social arena where you can find new songs by following the artist or friends.
What it cant do is sync your contacts and calendar its not a full PC suite, it just manages the multimedia part of the equation.
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