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Why didn't they call it Xune?

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    BitFlipper

    Just having some random thoughts, but were wondering why MS didn't call the Zune, "Xune" instead. But still pronounced "Zune".

    It fits in better with XBox, DirectX, etc logo branding.  Kinda like "Tune", but with the X-branding...

    BitFlipper

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    aspnix

    That's an awesome idea! Maybe because the player will be selling on international markets and most people in other contries wouldn't know that "Xune" in English sounds like "Zune" Wink

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    WBurggraaf

    Because it misses the X-factor Wink.

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    BitFlipper

    aspnix wrote:
    That's an awesome idea! Maybe because the player will be selling on international markets and most people in other contries wouldn't know that "Xune" in English sounds like "Zune"


    They didn't see any episodes of "Xena: Warrior Princess"?

    BitFlipper

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    jamie

    interesting...  Smiley

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    WBurggraaf

    BitFlipper wrote:
    
    aspnix wrote: That's an awesome idea! Maybe because the player will be selling on international markets and most people in other contries wouldn't know that "Xune" in English sounds like "Zune"


    They didn't see any episodes of "Xena: Warrior Princess"?

    BitFlipper



    No that was the episode they watched before launching the XBOX Smiley.

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    TommyCarlier

    They were going to call it Xune, but some of the other letters filed a lawsuit, claiming the letter X had a monopoly position as primary consonant in Microsoft product names.

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    Angus

    TommyCarlier wrote:
    They were going to call it Xune, but some of the other letters filed a lawsuit, claiming the letter X had a monopoly position as primary consonant in Microsoft product names.


    Nice one. Tongue Out

    Thinking about it, I am surprised they did not follow the naming convention; maybe this is a sign of a change. Should we expect the ZBox, and DirectZ?

    Angus Higgins

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    jamie

    also interesting:  both domains are cheaply available...

    http://www.xune.com/    or www.zune.com


    * doesnt look like anything huge is going on with them

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