Yes, the Microsoft Zune portable media player was specially developed to go head to head against the iPod from Apple in the portable media player market, but somehow that project failed and did not take off in the way Bill Gates & company hoped it would – unlike the success they had with their Xbox gaming console. Well, with 16 self-branded stores in the US to date (with a vision of setting up 75 stores nationwide but lacking the critical mass of users), business definitely is not brisk at all. What better way to drum up interest in their Windows Phone devices and Microsoft’s Zune service than to offer an exclusive promotional offer?
Should you walk into any Microsoft Store at the moment and see a sign shown like the one you see on the right, this means you can be part of this exclusive offer that gives you a year’s subscription to Zune – free, as long as you pick up a Windows Phone handset there and then. This amounts up to more than a Benjamin at the end of the year, since a standard monthly subscription would set you back by $9.99. This offer is good till February 14, so be quick!
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