No UK Zune HD, says Microsoft
Only North Americans need apply
Microsoft’s existing line of Zune players may finally be available in the UK - at least from unofficial suppliers - but the software giant has confirmed that its new HD model won’t arrive in Blighty anytime soon.
“For the time being the Zune HD device will remain US only," a spokesperson for Microsoft said this week.
But the Microsoft rep steered clear of ruling out non-North American Zune HD shipments altogether.
“We are looking at potential future hardware experiences for these markets, but do not have anything to announce right now," the spokesperson told website Ars Technica.
Microsoft’s Zune HD is currently available Stateside in two capacities: 16GB and 32GB, priced at $219 (£131/€150) and $289 (£172/€198), respectively. ®
Only two comments and both iPod fanboys who've obviously never used a Zune before..
This is a stupid move on Microsofts part. How they think they will make any sort of break into the 'MP3' Player market and limit sales to USA I don't know.
If they want people to buy the thing instead of receiving negative press and nonsense fanboyism they need to make it available!
They also REALLY need to get into the accessories market, just about everything is iPod compatible these days.
Microsoft are finally getting it!
Would it sell?
Wonder if the reason they're not releasing it over here is that they quite rightly think it won't sell very well.