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Zune Price Leaked by Wally World

Posted by: , 23:31 UTC, Thu September 21, 2006

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Wal-Mart accidentally leaks out what the new Microsoft "Zune" player (iPod Rival) may sell for
Targeted squarely at Apple's iPod and iTunes Store offering, the Zune will ship with a 30GB hard drive, built-in WiFi, an FM tuner, and a 3" 320x240 display. Zune players will be tied to the Zune Marketplace, which will sell music by track and on a monthly subscription basis. Users will also be able to import tracks ripped in the AAC, MP3, and WMA formats—as long as they don't have any DRM.

Wal-Mart told ABC News that the price "was incorrectly and inadvertently listed at" $284 does seem like an odd figure, unless you take into account Wal-Mart's practice of discounting products a few bucks below the competition. For example, one 2GB Creative Zen player retailers $119.72 at Wal-Mart vs. the $139 price usually seen at other retailers. More...

Credit: ars technica


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