If you've been holding your breath for the release of the red Zune, you can start to exhale slowly - but make that exhale last six more days, because that's when the "watermelon red" Zune will be available from both Target or Amazon. It's quite interesting that Target has the retail lock on the red Zune - makes me wonder what kind of cross-promotional buy-in they made with Microsoft, and if the red Zune will be offered at a special price or with some sort of bundle. On November 14th, launch day of the Zune, Target was selling them for $249 but you received a $25 Target gift card with purchase, which greatly reduced the price of any accessories purchased. Maybe we'll see something similar again?
Have you been holding off buying a Zune until this red model is released? I know Mike Temporale from Smartphone Thoughts
has been - anyone else? Two more pictures after the break (photos pulled from Engadget.com).