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Old 10-01-2007, 10:12 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default Zune 2 Announcement Coming Tomorrow?


"Microsoft will hold a event on Tuesday in Redmond to herald the second generation of Zune music players, BetaNews has learned. According to sources close to the situation, both Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Design and Development chief J Allard will be on hand for the event. The main part of the announcement will center around the players, which will include the first flash memory based Zunes. Entering the flash-based device market is very important for Microsoft, as the category is by far the most popular. While the Zune has managed to grab a 10 percent share of the HDD player segment, overall that has amounted to about a 3 percent share of the market in general."

Every rumour I've heard about points to October being the month when the second generation Zune products are being unveiled, so this story isn't that surprising - though it's a fair ways off from the October 16th date that other sites have reported as being "for sure". Sometimes I think blogs publishing rumours are like psychics - people remember how "amazing" it is when they get something right, but forget about the other 99% of the time when they get it wrong. At any rate, sometime soon we'll be seeing what the Zune v2 is all about, and I can't wait!
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