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Another reason Microsoft’s Zune HD can’t win

Untitled from Ars Technica on Vimeo.

This is just silly: so you get a Zune HD app, and you’re forced to watch an ad before you get to use the application. That’s not user-centric. It’s not user-friendly. It’s not even fun. Marked up as FAIL. Just saying, like…

MSFT Zune HD gets games, takes on iPod touch

Aimed solely at the US market right now, Microsoft seems to hint at games for its new Zune HD – but will the company’s black hole investment in mobile devices excite enough consumers to make shareholder’s happy?

We do know Apple has sold 20 million iPod touch devices and 30 million iPhones. We also know Microsoft is spending money to attract developers. But has Microsoft lost its Mojo? We think it has.

No Zune HD for Europe, as Apple cleans house

steven-smith-zune-tatto2While Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer seems to hate the iPhone, his plan of attack on Apple’s music empire seems somewhat limited – the company has no plans to launch its not especially popular Zune HD in Europe.

According to Microsoft France’s head of E&D division, François Ruault, The Zune HD isn’t planned for sale in France (Europe), as reported by PC World.

This follows rumours the company planned to release the product in Europe in time for Christmas. (A passionate Zune fan is pictured right)

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