Zurprise! Zune not manufactured by Microsoft

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Zurprise! Zune not manufactured by Microsoft

Post: # 34971Post Egaladeist
Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:31 am

When the Zune was first confirmed by Microsoft, critics had questions. What did Microsoft know about manufacturing a portable music player? How would the company avoid alienating its own hardware partners, many of whom make their own PlaysForSure devices? Now that the answers are trickling out, the whole scheme makes more sense.

According to an FCC filing made public yesterday, the Zune won't be made by Microsoft at all, but by Toshiba. Toshiba's filing for model no. 1089 shows that the company already has working prototypes of the device, which will come in white, black, and brown. The filings are complete with photos that show the Zune being tested for electromagnetic interference, so if you've ever wanted to see the inside of Toshiba's Anechoic Chamber No. 1, this is your chance.

Zurprise! Zune not manufactured by Microsoft

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