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I saw the other day that zune had released the new "Zune nano 8GB" type version...perfect for me as I only want a small MP3 player for the gym...looking deeper into it - downloading music/podcasts to the zune from Zune Marketplace i discovered this and how shite it is too...

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Microsoft are you kidding...I'm in the UK! Stick with my iPod and iTunes then, stuff ya.

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Posted on Monday, December 3, 2007 4:04 PM Personal | Back to top


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Yup, not even available in Canada. How do they plan on stealing any meaningful marketshare if it is only available in the US?
Left by Aaron on Dec 03, 2007 5:03 PM

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Zune looks to be a hit mith MS employees and friends only - not one single person in the UK I know has even talked about it in conversation - its never going to sell well.
Left by Gregor Suttie on Dec 03, 2007 6:08 PM

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I'm sure if the Microsoft PR engine gets behind it, it will sell. Esp. with wifi sync and 360 compat...which seems cool.

Wow - not even in Canada...whats the crack then MS???
Left by Steve Clements on Dec 03, 2007 6:39 PM

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I read about that as well, no Zune Marketplace love for anyone outside the states.

Of course this does beg the question... why would you even want to buy music from the Marketplace when there are cheaper and DRM-free sources available? I've had my Zune since launch and I don't think I've bought a single track from there. There are ton of great programs for downloading podcasts as well, in fact any half-decent RSS reader probably has a podcast downloader like FeedDemon/FeedStation.
Left by Shawn Oster on Dec 04, 2007 3:34 AM

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I read about that as well, no Zune Marketplace love for anyone outside the states. Seems they weren't too proud of their 1.0 online storing offering and waited to move into the UK market until they had their new store infrastructure.

Of course this does beg the question... why would you even want to buy music from the Marketplace when there are cheaper and DRM-free sources available? I've had my Zune since launch and I don't think I've bought a single track from there. There are ton of great programs for downloading podcasts as well, in fact any half-decent RSS reader probably has a podcast downloader like FeedDemon/FeedStation.

Of course you've had to wait an entire year just to get movie rentals via the XBox, what's up with that?
Left by Shawn Oster on Dec 04, 2007 3:36 AM

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