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Darius Wey
10-30-2006, 06:15 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mcvuk.com/newsitem.php?id=24636' target='_blank'>http://www.mcvuk.com/newsitem.php?id=24636</a><br /><br /></div><span style="font-style: italic;">&quot;Although the device is on track for release in the US on November 17th, it will miss the lucrative Christmas market in the UK and Europe this year and possibly next, according to a report in New Media Age. One reason for the delay is reported to be that Microsoft has had no one to head up a UK and European launch &ndash; however the recently appointed head of Zune International will be building relationships in those areas.&quot;</span><br /><br />There's word on the streets that Microsoft hasn't found a suitable Zune Marketplace provider in the UK, which sets the UK release date well into the future. One can only hope that by then, they will be marketing next-generation Zune devices. Having the first-generation Zune on store shelves in 2008 is a no-go zone as far as market penetration is concerned.

10-31-2006, 12:11 AM
Are Microsoft actually serious about the Zune or is this just an experiment? The UK probably has more iPods per capita than any other country on Earth.

Sony got lambasted for the 4 month delay to the PS3 release in Europe. I can't imagine the response to Microsoft delaying the Zune by well over a year.

Oh well, I might as well buy another iPod now. :mad: