No Zune anytime soon

It looks like Microsoft fanboys may have to look for alternative ways to get their digital music kicks; the long awaited Zune is in no hurry to invade

It looks like Microsoft fanboys may have to look for alternative ways to get their digital music kicks; the long awaited Zune is in no hurry to invade European shores.Despite having a massive head start in the US, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has told the German news mag, Wirtschafts Woche, that Zune won't be making it here for its anticipated Q4 launch.Apparently the setback is due to the large amounts of cash Microsoft is still losing on the player – a tale that smacks of the original Xbox.So it's now 2008 before we'll get the chance to sip from the Bill Gates player cup. Of course by then we'll all be too busy multi-touching our iPhones to care.

EssentialsMicrosoft Zune Price: £TBA ($250 in US On sale: '2008' (Now in US) Contact: Microsoft Related links: Zune reviewRelated stories: Zune sells a zillion – almost New Zune features on the way? Microsoft hybrid phone due Zune?