Microsoft has gone public on plans to compete with Apple’s iPod and iPhone – but we’ll be waiting until 2009 until the company gets it together.

 Microsoft France’s Francois Ruault has confirmed the company plan to ship Zune in Europe in 2009. The third generation of the device hasn’t yet been announced, but will be the model that ships in Europe, a report claims.

In a familiar note, the company also intends introducing a WiFi music store and (potentially) a Zune-cum-mobile phone iPhone competitor.

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