When Microsoft first announced the Zune
HD, one of the things that left many of us scratching our heads was
the fact that the portable media device wouldn't
launch with a 64GB option. At the time, it was well hypothesized
that the third generation iPod touch would ship with such an option
did -- leaving Microsoft without an effective counterpunch.
Six months after the Zune
HD launch, it now appears that Microsoft is finally getting
around to adding a 64GB model to its Zune HD lineup. Engadget
got word that a link to the 64GB model has been added to the
Zune website. However, the link is currently not active meaning
that Microsoft probably isn't quite ready to make an official
Current MSRPs for the 16GB and 32GB
Zune HDs are $219 and $289 respectively, although retailers like
Amazon.com have them listed for a low $169
respectively. For comparison, Apple's 32GB and 64GB third generation
iPod touch models feature MSRPs of $299 ($258)
and $399 ($343).
Microsoft's Zune HD features an NVIDIA
Tegra HD processor, 480x272 OLED display, 720p video output, and an
HD radio receiver.
quote: Population Australia: 21.5 Million
quote: Except the fatal flaw in your proposition is that not all of those people will purchase the product, especially with the competition coming from Apple.
quote: Marketing campaigns are very expensive, Microsoft isn't going to launch 10 marketing campaigns just for the privilege for selling to 200 million people.
quote: Just sayin', its not just a simple easy process, or they would be for sale everywhere from day one.
quote: And anyway, there's the internet. If you really wanted one, there are plenty of options. So don't make it sound like your sitting on the edge of your seat just waiting for the Zune HD to show up at your local electronics store.
quote: Why are you blaming Microsoft for this ?
quote: You of all people should be well aware of Australia's anti-capitalist anti-trade policies.
quote: There are SEVERAL products that the rest of the world take for granted that still aren't available in Australia, and when they are, cost significantly more in Australia.
quote: This whole thread is retarded. Please do some research on your own country.
quote: Because they have been slow to release a product world wide? As a consumer, I have every right to complain. :)
quote: Oh please, Australia is one of the most Laissez-faire capitalistic countries in the world. (Means Industry's are relatively free from state intervention).
quote: And we have several products locally here that are not available else-where or aren't as prevalent, like Vegemite and the Holden Commodore, and Aussie rules footy'.
quote: I know in self-centered fantasy land, where you apparently live, real world considerations don't get a second thought. But maybe, just MAYBE, there is a limit to just how fast a new product can be produced in bulk for the entire planet?
quote: Yeah until someone tries bringing something INTO Australia. Research your own country.
quote: Ok, instead of conceding I made a point, you deflect it with this meaningless response. Has NOTHING to do with the topic.
quote: As a consumer, I have every right to complain. :)
quote: Ok Steve. You're a child throwing a fit because you aren't having your way. That's what your OP and this whole thread boils down to. This:
quote: Yes, we get that. But what you don't get or care about, is that there are more considerations going on in business than your needs and wants. Sorry, that's life.
quote: p.s what's stopping you from E-baying or Amazon'ing one online by the way ? OH that's right ! Australia, a titan of capitalism and trade according to you, doesn't have Amazon.com !
quote: All I want is the Zune, and I wanted it here years ago, not years later (And still waiting).
quote: Whaa. WHAAAAA !!! *hands Steve tissues*
quote: Anyway jokes aside, aren't you too busy wrestling crocodiles and stuff to be worried about an MP3 player ?
quote: But one fatal flaw: lack of FLAC support. That's a dealbreaker for me.
quote: Well there are lots of audiphole phonies running around claiming MP3 is "lossy" and it doesn't sound as good. That's only true if you are dealing with a very low bitrate file.
quote: Cowon's stuff though sounds great. No one seems to get the EQ right but them. Apple? Start using the EQ and it goes to crap.
quote: Today it seems the RIAA sets the sound level until the stupid song is 100% compressed.
quote: False. You might not be able to tell the difference on your POS $100 5.1 theater in a box set-up from Best Buy, but if you have a decent set-up and ear, the difference is easy to detect, even with 320k MP3s.
quote: Canada doesn't have the ZuneHD, MS gave our market the finger with the HD. Microsoft launched a great product and then mega-failed to sell it to the other 6.5B people that have access to the iPod.