Why I Don’t Cover Zune

Several people have asked me why I have not covered any of
the Zune leaks and stuff.  The main
reason that I don’t cover it is because their isn’t much to say and the last
thing Microsoft needs is yet another device over-hyped (read: UMPC) and then it
doesn’t sale well.

I’ve always been under the impression that Zune is more like
Portable Media Center
v2.5.  This has been showing more and
more by the latest news.  It’s made by Toshiba
who currently makes a Portable Media Center (Gigabeat), it’s UI mockups look
like Portable Media Center that I have in my hands right now (Creative PMC),
and so on.  It’s just a PMC with what
Microsoft considers a “catchy name” and a few new cool features (social networking,
WiFi, etc).

I’m not saying it’s not going to be a cool player, but don’t
over-hype another product just to see it fail or not live up to what it once was considered to be.

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One thought on “Why I Don’t Cover Zune

  1. I don’t quite get the hype, either. It looks like a PDA to me. I’ll definitely have to actually hold and use it before I make any decisions about it… this device will have a tough time living up to the hype that has already been generated for it.

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