There are good reviews and then there are good reviews. We imagine that the Zune team is pretty happy to see that the new update to the music and video player is getting more of the latter. Recently, CNET blogger Donald Bell wrote a headline for his Zune review that actually said “tears of joy.”
Bell says that this new player “is worth the wait” and then discusses exactly why, noting the hardware “feels expensive, solid, and sexy,” the playback screen “has been given a lot of work,” “the web browser smokes,” and more. He also says that Zune’s coolest trick is the way it “automatically pulls in a gallery of band photos, biographical information, and similar artist recommendations for any currently playing song.”
Now Bell admits he’s been a fan of the Zune since he bought his first one back in 2007, but he’s not the only one apparently going nuts for the new device. The Got Zune? blog also points out there are other great reviews from around the net pouring in, including those from CNET’s Matt Rosoff (“I was impressed by how much functionality Microsoft was able to pack into such a small screen”),Engadget (“the thing kind of rocks”), Gizmodo (“really impressed…the device is tighter and more physically beautiful than the iPod Touch and it's got a better UI…”), GearLog, and FitRet.