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US soldiers to get exclusive Halo 3 Zune

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007

Military-only Halo 3 Zune

Microsoft employee Cesar Menendez has revealed that soldiers in the US military, and their families, will soon be receiving an exclusive version of the Halo 3 Zune originally aimed at civilians. 300 units of the new Zune have already been given away in care packages, distributed through the USO at a recent event at the Baltimore Washington International Airport. Though the only new design aspects of the player are a tan color and new packaging, the remaining units should have the advantage of price, since they will be sold at an unspecified discount and only through military outlets. [via Zune Insider]

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  1. Feathers

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    is this a new low?

    If Microsoft crawled on it's belly it would be above this! Just what underpaid, under-resourced and under-protected service men and women need, a music player that can barely be given away. Desperation or just desperate? Why not hand them out to those still without homes in New Orleans? Of course not, silly me, they'd have no way of charging the brown turds!

  1. FastAMX79

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    MS is doing to dump the t*** colored zune on our men and women in uniform? Talk about a b**** slap to all those poor soldiers.

  1. suhail

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  1. Deal

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    Joined: Apr 2001


    Guess what?!

    These things will be fore sale on eBay faster than you can sync your iPod.

    That means, the value of these will drop HUGE and Microsoft will sell even less of them (if that is possible). I hope Microsoft stock holders are paying attention!!!

  1. eldarkus

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    this makes sense to me.. At least the soldiers wont be killed for their iPods!!

    Quick, shoot the GI! he's got an.. wait.. hold your fire... it's a Zune. Lets move on... :)

  1. starwarrior

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    So Depraved

    Comments so depraved. Regardless of Microsoft's motives, at least they are thinking of our service people and their families. Over 3700 will not be coming home. We should be in the streets and after our whores in Congress who have no shame. Then we can get back to our pretties and thoughtless comments.

  1. koolkid1976

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    re: so depraved

    Well if you had to give away your product to increase market share, who would you give it to? Wouldn't you choose an outlet that make it not seem that way? We criticize them here because we can. The media certainly can't laugh at them about it lest they be viewed as unpatriotic.

  1. Rezzz

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    now that last year's returned zunes have been reskinned they end up appropriately in the desert. come to think of it, this may be an Al-Quaida plot against our boys!

  1. zac4mac

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    I'm no longer in the service, but if I were, I'd be very insulted to get a t*** instead of a real iPod. Fuckers


  1. Herod

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    hey i know....

    we have a huge quagmire going on in iraq right now that is going absolutely no where. what do we do? i know lets band-aid the situation with a toy.

    this guy should be the next president.


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