The ZUNE Goes From Coming to Arriving in Canada
Microsoft has finally taken the wraps off the launch details for the Microsoft ZUNE Music Players. MegaTechNews reports that the Zune will be hitting most major Canadian retail outlets on June 13th, 2008. Futurelooks did a review of the ZUNE 80 GB player and had some positive things to say, but it’s still no iPod Killer. Microsoft agrees and says that they are really running a marathon here and taking their time.
As part of their Canadian launch efforts, Microsoft is touring the country with a 6 Band, 6 City and 6 Party tour. Starting with Vancouver this evening. Local media and VIP’s (yes, they invited me) will be able to witness some of the cool things the ZUNE can do, coming this June to the Great White North. Though ZUNE has been available to the US market for quite some time now, an official launch should help boost sales and help Microsoft gain badly needed market share in the media player market.
If you’re coming to the event, hope to see you there. Rumour has it, there will be free drinks, and hopefully, FREE Zunes for everyone! I’ll be in full attendance with the Dot Com Pho Crew which means that John Chow, Ed Lau, Michael Kwan and Leo Chiang will be there. It’s like a Dot Com Whistler Tour…minus the spooning…hopefully…
I’m sure that we’ll have pictures and more after the show so stay tuned 😉