Consumer Electronics

The iPod: Microsoft Is Kidding Itself

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Microsoft will sell one million Zune players between now and June 2007. Apple says it sold 39 million iPods in the year ending September 30. Not apples-to-apples on the time table, but close enough for government work.

But, Microsoft still says it is not jus in the game, but will eventually pull ahead of Apple. Brian Lee of Microsoft said the company “expects to eventually ”be the leader” in the category, especially once Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft rolls out more models of Zunes and starts selling them internationally.”

And, pigs will fly.

Douglas A. McIntyre can be reached at He does not own securities in companies that he writes about.