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Just what exactly are these ladies doing?
Microsoft's Zune reaches some eager fans ahead of schedule

It looks as though some stores have jumped the gun ahead of the Zune's official November 14 launch date. The $249 player has shown up in a few stores across the nation including a Best Buy at the Union City Landing shopping center.

Microsoft is really talking up the social aspects of the Zune player with "Welcome to the social" plastered in big letters on the box. Also interesting is the "Hello from Seattle" greeting imprinted on the back of the Zune player.

Items included in the retail box are the player itself, a soft case, USB sync/charge cable, ear buds, installation CD, instruction manual and the 14-day free trial to Zune Marketplace that DailyTech has already discussed.

Also worthy of mention is that the Zune software struck its first blow on the populace with an installation error (see photo on right). Some have indicated that the error was likely caused by the install program trying to connect to Zune Marketplace which hasn't officially opened its doors. On the other hand, other early adopters have been able to install the software without issue.



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Hahaha
By Burning Bridges on 11/12/2006 4:27:09 PM , Rating: 5
I'm loving that second picture.

You can really tell that MS is going for the young male market rofl!




RE: Hahaha
By feelingshorter on 11/12/2006 5:42:24 PM , Rating: 1
No kidding. But why did they put "Hello from Seattle." I think that alienates some buyers that don't live there. Why put write something generic on the back of it? Like...Hello World. As though everyone who lives outside of Seattle thinks its a great city....


RE: Hahaha
By SexyK on 11/12/2006 7:23:16 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
No kidding. But why did they put "Hello from Seattle." I think that alienates some buyers that don't live there. Why put write something generic on the back of it? Like...Hello World. As though everyone who lives outside of Seattle thinks its a great city....


It says hello from Seattle because that's where Zune is "from." It exactly the same thing as the iPod boxes that say designed in California.


RE: Hahaha
By feelingshorter on 11/12/2006 9:31:46 PM , Rating: 3
Yea but this is on the player, and not on the box. This isn't like the "made in China" thats stamped everywhere. Oh well, I'm just over analyzing. This isn't like yelling out the wrong city at a rock concert or anything.


RE: Hahaha
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 11/12/2006 9:41:48 PM , Rating: 1
Well, the Zune has Hello and Made in China both on the same line :)

http://static.flickr.com/112/294979141_d2b5925fd0_...


RE: Hahaha
By Orpheus333 on 11/12/2006 7:14:20 PM , Rating: 1
I'd hit that.


...all of the sudden, I'm strangely attracted to the zune. If the girls come with the player I'll buy two.


RE: Hahaha
By Samus on 11/12/2006 7:17:18 PM , Rating: 2
i spent 10 minutes trying to figure out what the hell is going on in that photo...still clueless.


RE: Hahaha
By slunkius on 11/13/2006 2:26:55 AM , Rating: 1
oh come on, maybe you can't tell exactly what is going on there, but clueless...i for one thought of several interesting possibilities, which i will not discuss here though ;-)


RE: Hahaha
By MrDiSante on 11/12/2006 8:09:25 PM , Rating: 2
If I were given 250$ (plus tax) to blow on any MMP and it couldn't be by Creative, I'd get one.


RE: Hahaha
By AkumaX on 11/12/2006 11:28:17 PM , Rating: 2
Can't... stop... looking... at 2nd picture... thinking... of what girl is thinking.... :D


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