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Zune 80GB in short supply on web

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Nov 2007 15:47 User comments (3)

Zune 80GB in short supply on web To the delight of Microsoft Corp., online retailers are running short on supplies of the 80GB Zune model launched by the Redmond-based company on Tuesday. At Amazon, some customers who had preordered Zunes have been told they wont receive their order for an additional 10 days. The retailers do have the 4GB and 8GB versions of the Zunes in stock, but the 80GB model is sold out at the Amazon, Best Buy and Circuit City web stores.
The software giant said that it had prioritized the manufacture of the 4GB and 8GB Zune models, but that many more 80GB units would be on the shelves (physical and virtual) within the next 10 to 14 days. Earlier this week, blogs started reporting a rumor that the new Zunes have been hit by manufacturing delays.

"I think they were already probably a little later than they would like to be, given Apple's iPod announcement of a new line of the market-leading devices in September," said Matt Rosoff, an analyst at the independent research group Directions on Microsoft. "They probably wanted to get anything out the door as soon as they could."

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3 user comments

111.12.2007 17:21

A good sign for Microsoft.

214.12.2007 2:48

i like the new zune, except for the touchpad thing. it just looks weird to me, but i still want to go to like target and test it out to see how it feels. it just looks weird though..

316.12.2007 5:52

If no stores carry your product, of course there will be short supply!

I am a big nerd and go to electronics/computers stores ALL THE TIME and I have only ONCE in my life so far seen a Zune at a store for sale. It was last week, actually, at XSCargo where they were selling refurbs for $130.

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