More Zune pricing news

Microsoft Zune

Will we ever know if the rumours that Microsoft delayed Zune pricing announcements after being caught flat-footed by Apple’s media announcement are true after all? Maybe not but more pricing information is now emerging. First, Wal-Mart apparently leaked a price of $284 USD. Then came word that the price would be less than $249 USD to ensure that the iPod would not undercut the Zune on price. Now Gizmodo is reporting that the price will be $229.99 USD. Gizmodo also reveals that the original price was going to be $289.99 USD ($10 less than Apple’s video iPod before its September media event). So maybe those rumours are true after all.

Some pre-loaded content may have be dropped due to the lower price. Not necessarily bad news there.

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