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Mix: Zune phone, Marware, NBC shows, Apple stores

Microsoft said yesterday that it plans to introduce a Zune-branded cell phone. “A Zune phone is definitely part of the future of this brand,” Chris Stephenson, general manager of global marketing for Zune, told reporters. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s J. Allard says the iPod is “the Pong of digital music.”

Marware has announced that its C.E.O. line of leather iPod cases is compatible with the new second-generation iPod nano. These products include the C.E.O. Classic, C.E.O Billfold Wallet, and C.E.O. Card Wallet. In addition, the Sportsuit Sleeve and Sportsuit Safari cases also fit the new nano.

NBC said this week that it will offer episodes of select prime-time shows for free online viewing. Reuters reports that NBC will stream the first four episodes of comedies “30 Rock” and “Twenty Good Years,” and the first eight episodes of dramas “Kidnapped,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Heroes” on its ad-supported broadband player at NBC.com.

Apple will unveil new design features at its retail stores later this month. “It’s an upgrade,” said Ron Johnson, senior vice president of retail at Apple. The new design features will draw from Apple’s new Fifth Avenue store in New York City.

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1

“Hype and vapor are definitely part of the future of this brand”

Posted by Bad Beaver on September 17, 2006 at 11:50 AM (CDT)

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J. Allard just needs to keep his mouth shut. Why hasn’t this fool been fired yet? More and more damage-control has to be done everytime this fool opens his mouth. Any normal company would have let an employee like this go. This moron needs just needs to keep quiet. Nothing he says OR does is productive. “The Pong of Digital Music.” No, fool, you joined the party too late. Zune might be cool, but Microsoft is DEAD IN THE WATER compared to the product and the hell of a jumpstart Apple got on their SORRY A##ES. Deal with it, J. Allard, you p r i c k, you.

Posted by Charlie O. on September 17, 2006 at 9:15 PM (CDT)

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