Thursday, March 13, 2008
Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Talk" @ 06:45 PM
“Microsoft France's Francois Ruault seems to be a bit more talkative on the Zune platform than he should be, inadvertently announcing that the third-generation Zune is going to launch during the holiday season of 2009 (which means there's actually no release this year—weird). Plus, there's going to be a Wi-Fi music store! What's interesting to EU readers is that Francois said the third-gen Zune will debut in Europe at the same time. What's even more interesting to people who don't care about Europe are the mobile capabilities, a.k.a., the music store.”
I spotted this over on Gizmodo but I honestly would take this with a grain of salt. Or perhaps a whole saltshaker. If it’s true then there’s good and bad here. I think a wireless music store would be great. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about that feature. But that release date is almost 2 years away. Apple is way ahead on that feature already. Given that the Zune suppose music subscription the utility of that feature would be phenomenal. Of course it’s hard to tell since the article is a translation if the date referred to the 3G Zunes or the music store. Is any of it true? Well, I’d say that there is probably some grains of truth in there but its impossible to verify them!