Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store; New Zune Players...

Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store; New Zune Players Available

Microsoft partners with 18 renowned artists to fuse high style with portable entertainment


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Redmond, WA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 12, 2007–Starting Tuesday, three new Zune portable media players including the sleek Zune 80GB and slim, ultra-portable Zune 8GB and Zune 4GB will go on sale nationwide, and Microsoft is making its new Zune software available for free download online at http://www.Zune.net.

Microsoft also announced today the launch of a new online store called Zune Originals. For the first time, consumers will have the option to customize their Zune player with laser-engraved designs and personal text through the online store at http://www.ZuneOriginals.net. Customers will be also be able to purchase a Zune player directly from Microsoft on the site and choose from a collection of laser-engraved artwork designed exclusively for Zune by eighteen internationally-recognized artists, such as Nobumasa Takahashi, Catalina Estrada, Tado and Colletivo Studios. All designs, engravings, shipping and handling are free for a limited period of time.

Zune players are differentiated from competitors by standout features including: wireless sync, which automatically synchronizes the content between your computer and Zune device via your home wireless network, wireless sharing of select music, pictures and podcasts between nearby Zunes, a built-in FM tuner, and PC software that seamlessly connects the player to the Zune Marketplace online store and Zune Social online music community.

This b-roll contains:

— Shots of new Zune Originals designs, Zune product shots and software demo screen captures

— Music and entertainment fans using new Zune players – listening and sharing music wirelessly

— SOTs with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Zune marketing managers (Spanish and English speaking)

Broadcast-quality video will also be posted to the Microsoft(R) PressPass Broadcast Newsroom at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/microsoft and the Zune site at http://www.zune.net/press

Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store; New Zune Players Available