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Zune Coverage Roundup: Microsoft Wants Its Hands In Your Pockets

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This week brought us not only lots of Apple news, but lots of Microsoft Zune news as well. First we have the surprise that wasn't a surprise, the official Zune announcement. Then there's all the accessories that Microsoft hopes will become a cottage industry, like the one surrounding the iPod.

For you visual learners, there's the two zune videos, demonstrating how the Zune's UI will look and how Zune-tercourse will work. NSFW if you're a Borg, a Cylon, or Mr. Data.


Also we have an interview with the main man, Mr. Jimmy Allard, who calls the iPod an old game that eventually got made into a clock.


Finally, there's the wang screen comparison between the Zune and the iPod, and a boxful of Zunes, which we'd enjoy much more than a Fistful of Dollars.


Also, thanks to whoever sent this and the Ballmer Zune image to me. I can't remember your name now, but email me if it was you!


Thanks Hector!

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It amazes me that mp3 players are still such a big business. Maybe my comparison is wrong but I think of it in terms of how the Walkman was when it first came out. Within 5 years you had cheap knockoffs for sale in every drug store and the name "walkman" was no longer a Sony only moniker. I would have thought by now that the name iPOD would be along the lines of "Kleenex" and other popular trademarks that became public domain. But here we are, more than 5 years into the mp3 player game and Microsoft hopes we'll all start referring to all mp3 players as a "Zune". We'll see.