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Retailer leak shows new Zune pricing

updated 01:45 pm EDT, Tue September 2, 2008

Retailer Leaks Zune Prices

The prices for Microsoft's upcoming Zune updates have likely been revealed today through a B&H Photo posting for two of the devices. The New York City retailer now says the 120GB Zune will sell for the same $250 as the 80GB model does today and lists an 8GB flash-based Zune for $150 in a new blue color, exposing it as an updated model rather than just a price cut on the $200 model of today.

The listings reinforce earlier leaks that show Microsoft to be readying just a modest hardware upgrade that will upgrade capacities without noticeably changing prices or physical features. Microsoft has consciously de-emphasized the hardware in an official response to leaks and claims its focus in the fall will be on software additions.

Wal-Mart is separately known to have discontinued both the 4GB and 80GB Zunes, both of which are likely to be phased out with the proposed updates.

Such reports appear just as Apple is about to introduce its iPod updates through a music-related event now officially scheduled for next week. [via Zunerama]

by MacNN Staff





  1. gambit-7

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What's a Zune?

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Get out more.

  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No Really...

    What is a zune?

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    just how much lipstick

    are they going to put on this pig?

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: lipstick

    I dunno, how much does it take to cover up the case of the s*** brown Zune?

  1. gambit-7

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: lamewing

    Hey lamewing. I took your advice: went outside, went to public places, and STILL found no Zunes in the wild. Where should I go to see such mythical creatures?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: lamewing

    If you don't know what it is, how in the world could you find any zunes in the wild? You wouldn't even know what you were looking for...

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ipod vs zune

    i do not think i have ever seen a zune in the wild.

    Lots and lots of iPods, yes, of every generation and model and color.

    Not one frickin' Zune. I have seen more portable CD players (losers! get with the 21st century!) than Zune.

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