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A new device from Microsoft "eats" a popular player iPod?

July 22 2006

A couple of years ago, the American computer firm Apple launched the world's MP3-player iPod, which quickly became a "cult. Of course, this could not tolerate omnipresent corporation Microsoft.

Engineers software giant prepared an adequate response to Yabloko. Novelties called Zune.

The American press has dubbed him "murderer iPod». The device may appear on store shelves as early as Christmas 2006.

Plans call for Microsoft, Zune will be a whole family of handheld devices and a set of different software.

The distinguishing feature of new items will be able to connect to wireless networks, reports BBC.

Note that now the share of iPod accounts for more than half of all sales of MP3-player in the U.S..

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