News 2007.1 (Build: 20917.1142)Zune baby Zune!, 21 May 2008 02:38:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:156admin0<p> its my first blog why not talk about something cool....</p> <p>For everybody thats got an IPod...competition is coming.</p> <p>Its called the Zune...know why I want one?</p> <p>Cause it has a RADIO!</p> <p>Read more at <a class="" href="">99.9 Mix FM</a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsVancouver party heralds the Canadian Zune launch, 13 May 2008 02:24:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:155admin0<p>ZuneWidow and I attended the first Canadian launch party for Zune, in Vancouver last night. </p> <p>We&#39;re not a natural fit for the edgy crowd that this party attracted, but we shared a Red Stripe stubby while we milled around. Some friendly spokesladies were talking up the Zune 8s and 80s, and handing out demo players for people to try.</p> <p>Read more <a class="" href="">here</a>.</p><img src="" width="1" height="1">FeatureNewsZune coming in June to Canada, 08 May 2008 16:45:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:132admin0<p>Microsoft&#39;s musical reply to Apple&#39;s IPod is finally coming to Canada.</p> <p>The Zune digital music player will go on sale June 13, Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Read&nbsp;the full story&nbsp;at <a class="" href="">The Chronicle Herald</a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">MICROSOFT'S ZUNE MUSIC PLAYER COMING TO CANADA TO TAKE ON IPOD, 08 May 2008 15:33:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:131admin0<p>Microsoft says it wants to give Canadian consumers a different experience from the iPod.</p> <p>&quot;Right now there is really only one dominant player, and with Zune coming to the market now, in June, it just offers people with another credible alternative where they can say &#39;I actually get to decide which one is right for me,&#39; &quot; said Elana Zur, Microsoft Canada&#39;s Zune product manager.</p> <p>What sets the Zune apart is its FM radio, social networking and wireless abilities, said Zur.</p> <p>Read the full Canadian Press report <a class="" href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsCANADIANS CAN SOON PLUG INTO MICROSOFT'S ZUNE, 07 May 2008 21:31:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:130admin0<p>Microsoft&#39;s rival to the immensely popular Apple iPod supports video, audio and photos. Unlike the iPod, it comes with an FM tuner. Users can also synchronize and share songs and playlists wirelessly.</p> <p>Read the full story at the <a class="" href="">Vancouver Sun</a>.</p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsCANADIAN RELEASE DATE OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED: JUNE 13, 2008, 06 May 2008 21:17:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:121admin0<p>Any Canadian Zune fans out there? I&#39;ve just received the press release confirming the Zune release in Canada. Starting today, the Zune software can be downloaded at <a href=""><font color="#738f1c"></font></a> For the Zune players themselves, we will have to wait until June 13, 2008 to have a chance to buy the first Zunes to be sold outside the US.</p> <p>Read the full story at <a class="" href="" target="_blank"></a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsZUNE IN CANADA, 06 May 2008 16:45:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:118admin0<p>The wait is over. The Microsoft Zune will be available in Canada on June 13th. We <a title="Original article" href="" target="_blank"><font color="#cc0000">first reported on this</font></a> a few months ago and <a title="The Goods: Microsoft Zune" href="" target="_blank"><font color="#cc0000">Stasia got the goods on it</font></a> soon thereafter. Now you can get your very own “iPod killer” and start arguments with all the Cult of Mac members on the SkyTrain.</p> <p>Read the entire story <a class="" href="">here</a>.</p><img src="" width="1" height="1">MICROSOFT ZUNE HITS CANADA IN JUNE, 06 May 2008 14:09:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:117admin0<p>Microsoft Corp.&#39;s Zune media player, the company&#39;s answer to Apple Inc.&#39;s ubiquitous iPod, will be available in Canadian stores on June 13, the company said Tuesday.</p> <p>Like the iPod and other media players, the Zune supports video, audio, photos and other images. The Zune also has an FM radio tuner and a built-in wireless connection that allows users to share music.</p> <p>&quot;Zune is more than just a music player for Canadians, it&#39;s a shared, social experience,&quot; said Craig Tullett, group manager for Zune Canada. &quot;We&#39;re excited to offer people an innovative way to discover, share and enjoy their music wherever they go.&quot;</p> <p>Read more at <a class="" href=""></a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsA Zune with a view: Microsoft takes on Apple, 25 Apr 2008 04:05:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:55admin0<p>Microsoft&#39;s long-awaited answer to the almighty iPod will be available in Canada this spring. Can the world&#39;s largest software company compete with Apple&#39;s cultural icon? <br /><br />Read more at&nbsp;<a class="" href=";newsitemid=2b544cd6-f4bf-4b0e-b36b-d38868b1e15a&amp;feedname=MARC-SALTZMAN&amp;show=False&amp;number=0&amp;showbyline=True&amp;subtitle=&amp;detect=&amp;abc=abc&amp;d" target="_blank"></a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsThe Social Revisited, 16 Apr 2008 19:27:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:120admin0<p>One day several years back, Microsofties sat around a table -- dress code: business casual -- and said that if Sony could do it (Playstation), they could too (Xbox)<br /><br />The initial public and press reaction was a resounding &quot;whaa?&quot; But the Xbox, now in its second generation, is a success... at least in consumer perception. Microsoft&#39;s Entertainment and Devices Division is apparently set to break even in fiscal 2008. A minor detail.<br /><br />One day a couple of years back, the same Microsofties sat around the same table. Where the wall of whiteboards once held vague sketches of the original Xbox, they now had drawings of digital audio players. &quot;If Apple can do it (iPod), we can too.&quot; The Zune, now in its second generation, was not such a success. The first device bearing the name was a 30GB player. It was a bit clunky with restrictive format support and an interesting if ill-used WiFi capability. The second generation, however, has grown up... and slimmed down.</p> <p>Read more at <a class="" href=""></a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">Aiming at Apple, 12 Feb 2008 23:44:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:72admin0<p>Next to the iPod, Microsoft&#39;s Zune media player is a decided underdog. Jason Reindorp couldn&#39;t be happier about that.</p> <p>Read more at <a class="" href="" target="_blank">The Ottawa Citizen</a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">NewsMicrosoft's retooled Zune takes direct aim at the iPod, 31 Jan 2008 14:51:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:111admin0<p>The Zune portable media player from Microsoft will finally arrive in Canada this spring, providing new competition for iPod.</p> <p>Read more at <a class="" href="">The Edmonton Journal</a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">Zune, Zune, Zune, 06 Jan 2008 23:01:00 GMT741725e2-688c-4437-af64-8e7ff782cd4c:157admin0<p>More than a year after it made its U.S. debut, Microsoft’s answer to the iPod – the WiFi-enabled media player known as Zune – will finally land on Canadian shelves this spring. Although “finally” might be too strong a word, since I’m not sure how many people are actually on tenterhooks awaiting the Zune’s arrival. For that matter, I have no clue what tenterhooks are.<br /></p> <p>Read more at <a class="" href="">Load This</a></p><img src="" width="1" height="1">