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« on: February 12, 2007, 05:38:29 PM »

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As I peruse my Zune's playlists, it reads like a brochure for Canadian content: Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback, Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Colin James, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Alanis Morissette, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Diana Krall, Shania Twain, Neil Young, k.d. lang, Cowboy Junkies...

...and I'm not even fessin' up to the Celine tracks that somehow got synced. Confound that wife of mine - playing with the Zune Pass again!!

I feel a mild sense of irony as I view this very Canuck-ish playlist - in that Zune is not yet available to our northernly neighbors neighbours.

Heck, even one of the better Zune sites (zunethoughts.com) is a Canadian operation, and its editors had to cross the 49th from Alberta - in dark of night, no doubt - to get their hands on their Zune players. And they - like all Canadians - are currently restricted from buying Marketplace content, because you need a credit card tied to a U.S. address in order to sign up.

The latest guidance from Microsoft is that it's on track to sell a million Zunes by June (and I've seen no evidence to the contrary). I have to believe that somewhere in Redmond there's a world map on a war-room wall, with a little sticky over Ottawa that indicates the Canadian rollout date.

Maybe it's my Canadian roots showing (I'm a "dual"), but I think it's high time that Microsoft announce that date. It's time to see a Zune with a 'zed'!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 06:54:19 PM »

yeah im half canadian but i live in america
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007, 07:14:32 PM »

Well, since the European and Australian launches are slated for this year, perhaps it will be lumped in with them. Although heaven knows why they didn't just have a North American release that included them in the first place, unless there's some obstacle that's making it harder to get into Canada that we don't know about. Perhaps they're waiting for the outcome Canada's reinvigorated effort to get an MP3 player tax pushed though.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 07:37:30 PM »

i've got a lot of Canadian friends who want Zune's. Hopefully, they bring them over.

If not, theirs always E-bay.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 09:03:00 PM »

i just assumed it was already sold in canada.

what's a "zed" by the why?
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 09:38:58 PM »



what's a "zed" by the why?

It's the letter "Z" in the Queen's English.  And in Canada, too, apparently.  (Didn't know that.)
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 11:14:53 PM »

Yes, I grew up in Canada where the alphabet ends "w - x - y- zed", and it took me a long time to get comfortable saying "zee".

Now I alternate based on which side of the border I happen to be on.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 07:08:18 AM »

I believe that Microsoft should really focus on launching the Zune internationally. There is a large percentage of people outside the United States that have been craving for the Zune. If they shift thier focus a little bit towards the international scene then I believe that they will make a killing in no time flat.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 09:48:55 AM »

my cousins live in Australia, and they say Zed as well, doesn't Britain use that same alphabet also?
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