Is Zune finally coming to Europe?
FCC documents leak 120GB model
Many European iPod haters have prayed for the Zune’s arrival. Now US Federal Communications Commission documents have revealed that if it does land this side of the Pond, we could be in for a storage treat.
The US regulatory body’s conducted a series of emissions tests on a 120GB Zune – the largest capacity model ever seen. Throughout the document, the player’s referred to as the “Zune 120GB” and given the model number “1376”.
Microsoft's 120GB Zune: Europe bound?
A picture of the 120GB Zune appears in the FCC’s documents and it looks identical to the existing 80GB black Zune, which was launched by Microsoft back in October.
The appearance of a 120GB Zune in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documents isn’t proof that the player will appear in the UK, because Microsoft’s pushed back the player's European launch several times already.
In 2007, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the player would appear in Europe the following year, but then when 2008 rolled around it was reported that the firm decided to delay the player’s launch until 2009.
Re: iPod Haters
The iPod itself seems reasonable enough, aprt from the aura of smug that goes along with it but iTunes should be enough to put anyone and everyone off.
It's the Social, you know.
"Many European iPod haters have prayed for the Zune’s arrival."
So, that's eight people, then (well, the religious ones who pray, at least).
And well done to Andy Hards ... admitting you have a Zune is the first step.
Paris, because she looks as though she's trying to contact 'The Social'!
Show me a European iPod hater who has prayed for Zune's arrival and I will show you a blinkered fool.
Even Paris knows there are other players out there.
ipod / zune / mp3 player....
I've had a 60GB Zen for a couple of years now. Does the job of playing music perfectly. But then again how hard is it : a small hdd and a bit o' software wrapped up in some plastic.
Job done, no pun intended.
Can't ever imagine ever buying anything from MS or Apple.
... have long had alternatives, and better ones at that. I doubt many would be itching to spurn one DRM-infested monopolistic hellhole just to leap into another.