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Sep 17, 2006, 08:29 PM
 
Great partnership! Two of the most hated brands teaming together to get the Zune to the masses. It really will work, that is what is sad.
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Sep 17, 2006, 09:07 PM
 
So that is what it looks like. I'm happy with my Nano iPod and my new Shuffle when it arrives.

Personally, I think the shuffle is going to be a huge seller. I've already ordered mine and I have friends who are thinking seriously about ordering one. Size and price is important.
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 09:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Buckaroo
So that is what it looks like. I'm happy with my Nano iPod and my new Shuffle when it arrives.

Personally, I think the shuffle is going to be a huge seller. I've already ordered mine and I have friends who are thinking seriously about ordering one. Size and price is important.
And a colour that doesn't look like a turd
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 09:24 PM
 
Black one looks pretty nice
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Sep 17, 2006, 09:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Buckaroo
So that is what it looks like. I'm happy with my Nano iPod and my new Shuffle when it arrives.

Personally, I think the shuffle is going to be a huge seller. I've already ordered mine and I have friends who are thinking seriously about ordering one. Size and price is important.

I think the colors of the nano are big. I like the black and white of the previous version, but I LOVED the green and silver. Also, girls loved purchasing the pink. If/when I buy another (just trying to justify the bump) I'm either going green or going to upgrade to a video iPod.

That being said, I should probably wait until my mini dies.
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 09:40 PM
 
It supports AAC though, which is nice.
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 09:43 PM
 
Wirelessly share full-length sample tracks
WTF is a full-length sample track?

I wouldn't buy this just because this ad is confusing me on what it actually is.
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Allenzi35
WTF is a full-length sample track?

I wouldn't buy this just because this ad is confusing me on what it actually is.
you can send songs to people and they can listen to it 3 times before they have to buy it to keep listening.

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Sep 17, 2006, 10:08 PM
 
when will the zune pricing be released? did apple catch them off guard with the recent price drop in the ipod?
     
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Originally Posted by MaxPower2k3
you can send songs to people and they can listen to it 3 times before they have to buy it to keep listening.
oohhhhhh, that's really lame.
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by MaxPower2k3
you can send songs to people and they can listen to it 3 times before they have to buy it to keep listening.
That's AWESOME! Only Microsoft would think of such a thing.

I'm just waiting for the news that the information is sent to Microsoft...
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:11 PM
 
oh anyone know how much zune songs will run? 99 cents like itunes?
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:13 PM
 
I see they even mention itunes in the ad. Out of the millions of colors there are in the world, they chose brown. MS lost. lol
     
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isn't brown the new black?
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by MaxPower2k3
you can send songs to people and they can listen to it 3 times before they have to buy it to keep listening.
sounds like a virus haven
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Allenzi35
I see they even mention itunes in the ad. Out of the millions of colors there are in the world, they chose brown. MS lost. lol
Didn't Napster (the pay service) do the same thing... and look how that turned out
     
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is napster still in business?
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 10:30 PM
 
I cannot wait to not buy one of these. I won't be the first person in line. In fact, I'm not waking up early to get this one. Nope, I'm not.
     
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Originally Posted by macfantn
is napster still in business?
Napster
     
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Lets hope this doesn't happen again.
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Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh
I think the colors of the nano are big. I like the black and white of the previous version, but I LOVED the green and silver. Also, girls loved purchasing the pink. If/when I buy another (just trying to justify the bump) I'm either going green or going to upgrade to a video iPod.

That being said, I should probably wait until my mini dies.

I don't know about after the new iPod anouncements, but I heard that the mini was selling real well on ebay for more than they cost new.
     
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Sep 17, 2006, 11:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
Lets hope this doesn't happen again.
ummm... I don't think so. That's wishful thinking by Microsoft at best.

Opps, forgot... you are only 14.
     
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Originally Posted by euchomai
Great partnership! Two of the most hated brands teaming together to get the Zune to the masses. It really will work, that is what is sad.
But I like walmart.
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Sep 18, 2006, 08:31 AM
 
what is to like about wal mart? besides their prices.
     
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Sep 18, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by macfantn
isn't brown the new black?
No, black is the new black. Any comparison to black is the same as a comparison to the iPod.

"X is the new iPod killer."

"Brown (gray, navy blue, chartreuse) is the new black."

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Sep 18, 2006, 10:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by macfantn
what is to like about wal mart? besides their prices.
That's all I like about walmart, they sell really cheap stuff (or crap).
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Sep 19, 2006, 09:05 AM
 
Brown? for an MP3 Player?
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:11 AM
 
They accidentally posted the price yesterday at $284.88 or something like that. Pretty cheap, MS must be taking a loss on it.

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Sep 19, 2006, 11:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by Landos Mustache
They accidentally posted the price yesterday at $284.88 or something like that. Pretty cheap, MS must be taking a loss on it.
It was $284 even, which seems like cost to me, not a retail price. I'd guess $299 will be retail. Still, they may choose to lower the price and take (more of) a loss on them since the iPod is $50 cheaper. Even though the Zune has a couple of features that would make it more expensive, you don't take down the market leader by being more expensive than them.

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Sep 19, 2006, 11:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
Lets hope this doesn't happen again.
Then someone will make a movie about how everyone stole the idea from Saehan.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by typoon
Brown? for an MP3 Player?
I've seen quite a few iPod covers in brown leather.

Personally, I kind of like the brown. A little earthy.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 02:22 PM
 
The funny part is that Zune won't work with the WalMat music store. Or any music store, for that matter. Microsoft made sure everyone got onto the "Plays For Sure" DRM scheme, then they release the Zune which doesn't support it. It'll only work with the Zune music store.
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