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A link for the 64GB Zune HD had popped up on Microsoft's website
Microsoft will soon launch a 64GB Zune HD

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 -- it 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 official Zune website. However, the link is currently not active meaning that Microsoft probably isn't quite ready to make an official announcement.

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 and $239 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.



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By StevoLincolnite on 3/29/2010 10:31:16 AM , Rating: 2
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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.


And what, everyone in America is going to buy it? Lol, please.

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Marketing campaigns are very expensive, Microsoft isn't going to launch 10 marketing campaigns just for the privilege for selling to 200 million people.


No they don't, just place some posters up where the product is being sold very much like the Xbox 360, and let people do the rest, I don't think I can ever remember seeing an Xbox or Windows advertisement here, either on TV or Radio.
And yet the Xbox has sold over 1 million units, whilst the Wii is sitting around the 1.8 million mark, so they both are doing well in there own right.

Plus I think you are under-estimating Microsoft's pure brand name power, it's a house hold name almost world wide.

However, none of this matters, the Zune is coming to Australia, just been a long time coming, so they obviously see a market here and elsewhere.

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Just sayin', its not just a simple easy process, or they would be for sale everywhere from day one.


Or a more logical explanation is that instead of spending BILLIONS of dollars launching a new product world wide, they would start by making the Zune a USA only product then slowly expand it's presence depending on Market reaction? Makes more sense and explains the slight product release delay for Canada, Europe and Japan.

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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.


Except, half the "Features" wouldn't function here, and I really shouldn't have to import anything to get a product like that.


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By Reclaimer77 on 3/29/10, Rating: 0
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By StevoLincolnite on 3/29/2010 11:14:24 AM , Rating: 2
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Why are you blaming Microsoft for this ?


Because they have been slow to release a product world wide?

As a consumer, I have every right to complain. :)

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You of all people should be well aware of Australia's anti-capitalist anti-trade policies.


Oh please, Australia is one of the most Laissez-faire capitalistic countries in the world. (Means Industry's are relatively free from state intervention).

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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.


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'.

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This whole thread is retarded. Please do some research on your own country.


I live here, and I am well aware of our Democratic/Social/Capitalistic nature.


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By Reclaimer77 on 3/29/10, Rating: 0
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By StevoLincolnite on 3/29/2010 12:03:31 PM , Rating: 2
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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?


I'm sorry, there is a BIG difference between a few weeks/months that most products are launched, to SEVERAL YEARS, I could have had a child and got it to walk and talk in the time Microsoft decided to launch the Zune here, that in itself is pathetic, so they indeed had PLENTY of time, or are you to incompetent to realize this?

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Yeah until someone tries bringing something INTO Australia. Research your own country.


We have free trade agreements, bringing something into Australia isn't as much of a drama as you think it is.

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Ok, instead of conceding I made a point, you deflect it with this meaningless response. Has NOTHING to do with the topic.


There was a point to it all, seems it went in one ear and out the other, so I'll place it in black and white so you can understand.

My Point was: Some things aren't available in Australia, yes, but also some things that are available here aren't available in the US. - See? Wasn't that simple? Or do I need to simplify it more so?


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By Reclaimer77 on 3/29/2010 12:09:15 PM , Rating: 2
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:

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As a consumer, I have every right to complain. :)


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.

But you don't want to hear it. You just want to keep throwing a tantrum because the Zune isn't in Australia. We get it.

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 !


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By StevoLincolnite on 3/29/2010 12:30:58 PM , Rating: 2
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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:


Oh please, if you are going to attempt to insult someone try and do it in a more original matter.

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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.


I'm sorry, but how is this my concern? All I want is the Zune, and I wanted it here years ago, not years later (And still waiting).

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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 !


I never utilized the word "Titan" in any of my posts here, now you are merely placing words in my mouth.

We have free-trade agreements, you can see for yourself here: http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/ftas.html

Our Economy and market structure which shows it's capitalistic nature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Australia

And lastly, you still don't understand the differences between a world-wide company like Microsoft to a company that deals in only a single country like Newegg or Amazon, which is what I have attempted to point out in my last 2 posts.


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By Reclaimer77 on 3/29/10, Rating: 0
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By StevoLincolnite on 3/29/2010 3:26:57 PM , Rating: 2
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Whaa. WHAAAAA !!! *hands Steve tissues*


Let me know when you want them back so you can wipe away the tears when you finish crying.


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By Reclaimer77 on 3/29/2010 5:32:54 PM , Rating: 2
Anyway jokes aside, aren't you too busy wrestling crocodiles and stuff to be worried about an MP3 player ?


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By StevoLincolnite on 3/29/2010 9:53:31 PM , Rating: 2
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Anyway jokes aside, aren't you too busy wrestling crocodiles and stuff to be worried about an MP3 player ?


I thought you were putting jokes aside?

1) If I wish to wrestle a croc, I could at least do it while listening to Kung Foo Fighting.

2) There are no Crocs in South Australia to my knowledge which is where I am located.

3) Hmmm... Croc stew. :P


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By Reclaimer77 on 3/29/2010 10:39:17 PM , Rating: 2
lol sorry I couldn't resist. Come on buddy, can't be put differences about MP3 players aside and come together for some good old fashioned stereotype humor ?


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