Redmond has said that it is "focused on deploying an exciting service in the form of Zune Video to 18 markets." The software-giant is "looking at potential future hardware experiences for these markets, but [does] not have anything to announce right now." An understandable reason to delay the launch abroad -- however, haven't other markets already been thoroughly tested with Apple's portable MP3 and video endeavor?
Come September 15 the Zune HD will debut, and regardless of its overseas presence, I suspect that it will put at least a slight chink in Apple's armor. Do you think the Zune will flop again?