Our Microsoft (MSFT) Zune channel check is going about as expected with all U.S. retailers reporting a November 14th launch date. No delays, or early shipment surprises there.In Europe the Zune is reported to us that retailers in Italy will have the Zune in stores December 15th. So one month later than in the U.S. Not sure if this has been published yet and we are pretty Microsoft has not announced this.
Australia and New Zealand retailers have no pre-order ability and no idea about launch dates which suggests to us that it is probably a Q1 2007 launch for the Zune in the South Pacific region. Still working on Asia proper and will re-update this channel check survey next week with more data.