Monday, September 28, 2009
Zune HD fall short of the I-touch
In an attempt to compete with the Apple I-touch, Microsoft has released the touch screen Zune HD. I liken it to a pinto competing with a Porsche. This is especially sad for me as I am a Zune owner and had high hopes and anticipation for the new Zune HD. Reading specs online did nothing for giving the full grasp of what this product would really be like. When I went to walmart on the 15th of September to see the actual model, I was crushed. For the vast majority of people that don’t have a zune, imagine the Nano being made into a flat touch screen. Then, try to imagine using that limited real estate to view videos and web pages. Chances are, if you wanted a device for web browsing and videos, you would have chosen the i-touch. Being a Zune owner, I already had an inferiority complex. The Zune HD was Zune’s chance to show that they could match or exceed an apple product. Sadly, we were let down. I will be pinching my pennies now so that I can afford the 32 or 64 touch and leave my beloved Zune behind.
Posted by jrchaard at 9:03 AM