I'm not dead yet
Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2007 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At some point in the recent past, Apple's iPod became THE MP3 player to beat. Many have claimed to have created an iPod killer (including Apple with their iPhone), but so far no one has delivered. Microsoft's attempt is the Zune, and it has been on the market long enough to mature and get the early kinks out of it's software. The Tech Report has been listening to both an iPod and a Zune over the past 3 months, and have posted their findings on the differences between the two, and which they prefer.
"During the iPod's ascension, Microsoft worked with various hardware partners on all sorts of would be iPod killers, with
little success. Then Redmond took matters into its own hands, creating the Zune media player to directly challenge Apple's
iMonopoly. On paper, the Zune looks like a competent challenger, too; it has a much larger screen than the iPod, integrated
wireless capabilities, and support for subscription-based music services. But is it any better than Apple's status quo?
I've spent three months with an iPod and a Zune to find out, and the answer might surprise you."
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