Saturday, November 18, 2006

UK sans-zunes

Some corporate speak is just not believable.

Microsoft says it has no firm plans to launch the 'iPod killer' Zune digital media player anywhere outside of the US following its official release later this month.

Zune will go head-to-head with Apple's iPod when it goes on sale in the US from 14 November, and comments from the darkside this week claimed the device would not hit the UK until late 2007 or early 2008.

With half the US population ready to trade in their iPods for Zunes I can't imagine Microsoft waiting for another competitor to grab the action.

Meantime PR should be gearing up to offer stuff on the new platform.