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So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: May 29, 2007 11:25AM
In a market Apple pretty much created.

If the roles were reversed; the press would call it a failure. But with the current grade inflated, mediocre business model Microsoft calls success; it's reason to celebrate?

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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: Silencio
Date: May 29, 2007 11:38AM
Is that "sold" as in "sold", or "sold" as in "stuffed the channel with", just like they did with the Xbox 360?
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: incognegro
Date: May 29, 2007 11:43AM
They did introduce a pink Zune.

Take THAT, Apple!
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 29, 2007 11:58AM
The article says they "shipped" a million, not "sold".
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: spearmint
Date: May 29, 2007 12:32PM
I have never seen an advertisement for this product. Print or the tube. Funny for something they are counting on.




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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: May 29, 2007 12:37PM
1 million sales of an digital audio player is quite impressive, especially considering how saturated the market is now.

I remember having 'MP3'/digital audio players before Apple entered the game. MPMan F10 (was the first - excluding laptops, obviously)...Diamond's Rio 300 and 500 (the 500 is still one of my favorites!).



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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: May 29, 2007 12:42PM
Definitely not sold.

I'd be surprised if they've sold 100,000. Check out the shelf inventory at their retailers. The Zune is an abject failure.
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 29, 2007 01:04PM
I have yet to see someone using a Zune out in public. If they have sold close to a million, wouldn't there be more folks out there displaying their new gear?



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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: DharmaDog
Date: May 29, 2007 01:47PM
The channel is stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Or Sally Struthers at a Christian Children's Fund food distribution warehouse.

Or Paris Hilton in a sex video.
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: chas_m
Date: May 29, 2007 01:58PM
Already proven to be a misquote, and a lie to begin with.

Just like EVERYTHING MICROSOFT SAYS.

When will you people ever learn?

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Bottom line: Microsoft hasn't sold anywhere NEAR a million Zunes since its intro in November. Nuff said.

(To be completely fair, the iPod was not an "instant" hit either, but that was practically virgin territory then: BY NOW a serious competitor should be able to sell a million units MUCH faster than eight months. The fact of the matter is that the Zune is a BOMB, but nobody in the press has the balls to say so.)



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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: May 29, 2007 03:04PM
A few weeks ago I was at a traffic light next to the student center at UAB & a couple of young women were comparing MP3 players: a Nano & a pink Zune. The Zune looked to be the size of a brick by comparison & I thought, "Poor girl. I bet her M$ lovin' daddy bought it for her."



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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: May 29, 2007 04:43PM
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MikeF
The article says they "shipped" a million, not "sold".

Exactly. They're probably piled up in Ingram (or some other distributor) warehouses. And that's where they'll stay until M$ comes up with pass thru rebates to get retailers to actually buy inventory.
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: May 29, 2007 05:40PM
>"Quick: Name a good Vista feature that goes beyond what's in Tiger. Yeah, we can't either."

System restore is the best feature of XP/Vista - nowhere to be found in OSX.....
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: macaroo
Date: May 29, 2007 06:27PM
Nobody I know owns one. Their employees all must have bought 10 each at the company store.
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: chas_m
Date: May 29, 2007 08:43PM
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sunfalcon
>"Quick: Name a good Vista feature that goes beyond what's in Tiger. Yeah, we can't either."

System restore is the best feature of XP/Vista - nowhere to be found in OSX.....

Wrong.

System Restore is included on the discs you got with your Mac ... uses Disk Utility if you want to do a manual restore ...

Now, if you want to say that Vista's System Restore is more ELEGANT than a Mac's, you'd have me there ... until I point out that under Vista such a feature is MANDATORY whereas I've gone at least a decade since my last system restore ... smiling smiley



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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 29, 2007 10:27PM
You know Bill just paid people to buy them and toss them in the garbage to rack up sales.
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Re: So Microsoft sells a million Zunes before their June deadline...
Posted by: walscobry
Date: June 01, 2007 09:34AM
I have never seen a zune in public, not one.
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