updated 03:45 pm EDT, Wed June 4, 2008
Joy Division Zune Official
Microsoft today confirmed the Joy Division Zune, one of the few special-run editions of the second-generation music player. The finished device almost exactly matches past claims and customizes the Zune 80 in tribute to a new documentary of the rock group. Both the software and the player's back show the artwork of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album, while a copy of the Peter Saville-made documentary (also titled Joy Division) is preloaded on the device.
The device will command a premium from Microsoft and will sell through Zune Originals for $400 versus the $249 of the ordinary Zune 80. Only 500 will be available when the player goes on sale as of June 17th. Microsoft suggests the player will only be available in the US despite the Canadian Zune launch six days earlier.