When Australian news outlet Smarthouse wrote of a new Xbox 360 model, one that comes with an HD-DVD player built in from Toshiba, many of you responded positively. Some couldn't see the point. How does Toshiba feel about the rumor? It's denying it. Kind of. In a roundabout way. Maybe. According to gadget and breast enthusiast mag Stuff—the UK edition—a Toshiba spokesperson says "It's got nothing to do with us. But we know Microsoft doesn't want to include the HD DVD drive so as not to limit the user's experience." At least that's what the Yahoo! News UK edition says the spokesperson said.
The official Stuff site's version of the story, one that looks to have been properly copy edited, quotes the Toshiba rep differently. In this version of the half-denial, the PR mouth spewed "Toshiba has no comment to make on this matter. The Xbox 360 is not a Toshiba product."
Indeed. Hardly reads like a solid denial either way, does it? It's just a volleying of the rumour back to Microsoft's side of the court who most likely won't confirm such a product's existence until it's been on store shelves for at least a day or two.
What's that thing about Microsoft rumours again?