29. September 2006 · Comments Off on Will I Get One Zune? · Categories: That's Entertainment!

The more I hear about MicroSoft’s “iPod Killer” the less likely I am to buy one. Set for release on 14 November, just in time for Christmas, the new Zune sports a larger screen at a cheaper price ($249.99). It also comes with an F.M. radio and WiFi. MS is also planning to buy all of your downloaded iTunes purchases in order to bring you over. It may be able to do something with the latest XBox. It will run Windows Mobile.

And ladies and gentlemen, that’s what’s going to kill the “iPod killer.” You’re going to get a lot more stuff for about $50.00 cheaper, but with Windows at it’s core, folks who already have one or two iPods simply aren’t going to convert. Windows sucks. You know it, I know it, Bill Gates knows it. The only reason we tolerate it is because Macs are too expensive and Linux can’t get any decent applications going. I’ve already put Beautiful Wife on notice, my next notebook is going to be a Mac. I’m done fighting Windows when I don’t have to.

The good news about the Zune? It could make Apple lower some of it’s prices. Maybe. If I were Steve Jobs, I wouldn’t be shaking too much. Cuz it’s Windows and everyone knows Windows sucks.

UPDATE: Our very alert readers have corrected me on the current price of the 30gig iPod. It’s $249.00 making it .99 cheaper than the Zune.

And I have to agree with some of the comments, I want my MP3 player to be my MP3 player and my iPod does that better than anything I’ve seen so far.

Comments closed.