I was considering buying a zune device, but you (ms) has really missed the target this time.
1. You cant use Zune as an external hard drive
2. You cant subscribe or download podcasts at the zune store
3. Stripped down device, no games, alarm clock, stopwatch, world clock, password-protected volume limiter, equalizer, calendar, address book or notes module.
4. Miss out on the 3,000 iPod accessories
5. Over 80 percent of 2007 cars will have an iPod connector option, none have zune
6 . regid copy protection and drm. I dont mind paying for music, but it has to be flexible. Like half play of a song counts as "one play", not resend a song.
7 . wi-fi mess, Zunes can connect only to each other. Who’d build a Wi-Fi device that can’t connect to a wireless network — to sync with your PC, for example? Nor to an Internet hot spot, to download music directly?
8. the zune store doesn’t sell TV shows, movies or audio books
9. the zune store are much smaller than itunes, 2 mill vs 3-5 mill
10. the Zune store is also missing gift certificates, allowances, user-submitted playlists and so on
11. can’t use Windows Media Player to load the Zune with music ?? ( this must be wrong )
12. thicker (0.6 inch vs. 0.4), taller (4.4 inches vs. 4.1) and heavier (5.6 ounces vs. 4.8) (zune vs 30 gb ipod)
13. fm radio has week reception and you cant make recordings.
Competition is good and all. But what, exactly, is the point of the Zune? It seems like an awful lot of duplication — in a bigger, heavier form with fewer features — just to indulge Microsoft’s “we want some o’ that” envy. Wireless sharing is the one big
new idea — and if the public seems to respond, Apple could always add that to the iPod."
So the question is..why should anyone buy a zune player ??