Thursday, April 19, 2007
Posted by Damion Chaplin in "Zune Talk" @ 12:00 PM
"We know that May 1st was the targeted date for the Pink Zune. For some unknown reason, the date was preceded by two weeks. We also learn from Jason Reindorp that a new marketing campaign was going to be launch in May and a watermelon red Zune should be expected a few weeks after the launch of the light-pink Zune. David Caulton (Zunester.com) said that new features should be expected during spring 2007 and that podcasts are a top priority. What we didn't know is that Christina Calio, Director of Music Marketing for Zune, is going to make an important speech at the Digital NARM on May 1st at 5pm. Digital NARM is a two-day event to be held as part of InSights & Sounds.07 in Chicago on May 1st and 2nd. What is even more important is that her speech's title says: "Attendees will hear exciting updates on developments in Microsoft's new innovative device." Exciting? What could be considered exciting? Podcast support? New content on the Zune Marketplace? Videos and Movies? Microsoft points rewards for sharing?"
"Exciting updates on developments"? Now why doesn't that inspire confidence? They're not even saying a new feature will be announced, just a progress report on their progress. But maybe I'm just being cynical. So, let the speculation begin! What features do you think they'll announce? Wi-Fi implementation that temps me to actually turn the wireless radio on? One can only hope...