Microsoft Announces Availability of New Zune Accessories at Retail

Zune unveils an
expanded list of accessory partners to offer existing and new Zune users a
wider selection.

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct.
30, 2007 —
Microsoft Corp. today announced the retail availability of new
accessories for its innovative digital media player, Zune. The new first- and third-party
accessories will usher in the next generation of Zune digital media players,
which will be on shelves Nov. 13.

“Zune is committed to providing customers with choice,” said
Scott Erickson, senior director of product management for Zune. “In addition to
offering choice among Zune media players, we have also enhanced our accessories
program to ensure that Zune users can choose from a robust line of high-quality
accessories. By working only with licensed partners, we ensure that consumers
have everything they need to enjoy a seamless, end-to-end Zune experience —
Microsoft is one of the few companies that can offer this depth of support.”

Zune also announced an expanded third-party accessory
partners program, teaming up with leading manufacturers to offer a wide
selection of products created exclusively for Zune. Microsoft is collaborating
directly with 23 accessory partners to ensure customers have a number of
accessory options, complementing and enhancing their Zune experience.

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