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« on: August 30, 2006, 12:10:34 PM »

Microsoft has been calling the white version of Zune "cotton" instead of white.
LOL. That really separates it from iPod's patented white!!!

Now, in this forum, we've been dishing a lot of grief about that other Zune color: brown.

Even if M'soft sticks with that color, you'd think they'd come up with a better term to describe it.

You know, like "earth" or something like that.

Are M'soft's marketeers asleep at the wheel?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 12:14:42 PM »

i have to agree... the color names stink.

"chocolate" might've been a good name for the brown one... if verizon weren't already selling that sleek black "chocolate" phone/mp3 player already.

what microsoft should've done is come out with six colors... black, white, and the four colors of the microsoft logo.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 12:59:57 PM »

Call it anything but "brown".

I can see it now:

Zune: comes in your choice of black, cotton, or paper bag.

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 01:02:17 PM »

If they play with the pigment a bit, maybe it could be "copper" or "bronze". That might up the cool quotient.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 01:05:51 PM »

May I suggest... ecru..?

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 01:06:34 PM »

'Course, when it comes right down to it...
   it's all still brown.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 01:09:05 PM »

Did anyone else see the Zune haiku post, that someone sent in from Zunerama:

It drives me crazy.
Ev'ryone thinks iPod's cool.
Hey, Zune comes in brown!

A classic. It's on the zuneinsider site.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 07:59:20 PM »

Call it anything but "brown".

I can see it now:

Zune: comes in your choice of black, cotton, or paper bag.



LMAO @ "paper bag."  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 08:00:27 PM »

Did anyone else see the Zune haiku post, that someone sent in from Zunerama:

It drives me crazy.
Ev'ryone thinks iPod's cool.
Hey, Zune comes in brown!

A classic. It's on the zuneinsider site.


love the haiku.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006, 09:04:34 AM »

I saw that haiku on insider. There are some good ones there - and a lot of terrible ones too.

Here's my attempt, for your critical review:

        Zune: the first player
     that's especially designed
         for the color-blind.

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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2006, 08:08:00 PM »

        Zune: the first player
     that's especially designed
         for the color-blind.

Ha! crack me up!
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2006, 07:50:35 PM »

Zune: your choice of piano white, piano black, or loafer brown.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2006, 08:32:56 PM »

For the younger, sk8trboy set, how 'bout:

  "Zune. Available now in pavement black, sidewalk white, and scraped-off-your-shoe brown."
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2006, 06:41:18 AM »

When I first heard cotton, I thought that maybe it was an attempt to be politically correct! If that's the case, maybe the colours should be Caucasian, African American and Native American. Maybe this is Microsoft's way of broadening their selling horizons!
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2006, 02:07:58 PM »

zune... by benetton... toshiba... and microsoft.  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2006, 11:16:37 PM »

For the younger, sk8trboy set, how 'bout:

  "Zune. Available now in pavement black, sidewalk white, and scraped-off-your-shoe brown."

That one kills me. I nominate it for slogan of the week. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2006, 05:39:57 AM »

a zune by any other name is not the zame.  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2006, 04:58:31 AM »

I wanna zune but not brown.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2006, 06:16:59 AM »

i'm starting to feel sorry for the brown zune.

maybe it will be so "out" that it will be "in".  Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2006, 11:23:01 AM »

I kinda like the brown

it matches the coffee stains on my shirt
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2006, 11:31:36 AM »

it's not "brown"... it's "espresso". Wink
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2006, 11:35:59 AM »

Call it anything but "brown".

I can see it now:

Zune: comes in your choice of black, cotton, or paper bag.


LMAO. That's great, I have a paper bag Zune.  Cool Makes me sound cool. =P
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2006, 10:59:13 PM »

At least they're not calling the white Zune "cotton" anymore.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2006, 11:10:50 PM »

hypothetically, I think they should be called.....

Onyx = black
Cotton = White
Coffee = brown

ideal names would of been.....

Black = Chocolate
White = Milk
Brown = Cookie


hmmm chocolate cookies and milk. Wink
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2006, 09:12:44 AM »

What's the problem calling it brown when it's brown?
White is white, black is black, brown is brown.

When insisting they should have these "creative" names, it is like parents giving their parents these "kr8tiv" names like Mique, Allice, Yozephf, Qatya, ... anything that is normal except for the "creative" spelling.

And how did they forget to check the meanings of zune before they released the product? A meaningful brand name for sure.
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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2006, 08:43:21 PM »

And the new acorn brown zune.
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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2006, 08:15:50 PM »

I think the brown Zune is getting a lot more respect, based on the engadget, gizmodo, cnet reviews etc.

It must look pretty good in person... although I think I saw one review saying it looked better on his monitor than in person.

Still, I'm getting a black one.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2006, 10:18:59 PM »

whites the color for me. Its my last name and i like snow.
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2006, 06:39:00 PM »

Cookie?...Coffee?...What about POOH BROWN?

Okay... just kidding. That would have been terrible.

I'm going to get the brown Zune, I just can't figure out a good name for it.
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2006, 07:04:22 PM »

brown=caramel.. atleast it looks like it
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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2006, 10:10:58 PM »

nah looks like earth
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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2006, 10:38:43 PM »

They should have all the names in 1337, what geek could resist!

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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2006, 05:06:04 AM »

Quote from: HoldenCfld on November 05, 2006, 10:38:43 PM
They should have all the names in 1337, what geek could resist!

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Hehe, that would rock, and also make tons of people confused.

I wonder if I could put "1337" as a language i'm fluent in on a resume...
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2006, 11:24:56 AM »

Quote from: olion597 on November 06, 2006, 05:06:04 AM
Hehe, that would rock, and also make tons of people confused.

I wonder if I could put "1337" as a language i'm fluent in on a resume...

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