Ars Technica dissects the Zune

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 03:38 PM |

You can learn all about the Zune, without having to run out and buy one thanks to Ars Technica. From it's looks and playback to the tricks it can do and it's software, they've got it all.

"Let's get one thing clear at the start: the Zune is a beautiful music player and the entire ecosystem trumps

anything devised by a PlaysforSure licensee. But Microsoft isn't satisfied with showing up its own partners; it

wants a piece of Apple pie.

The signs are everywhere. The business model was borrowed from Apple, the headphones were borrowed from Apple,

and the click wheel doesn't resemble an iPod scroll wheel for nothing. How far does the copying go? Every Apple

product bears the phrase "Designed by Apple in California." On the back of every Zune, in tiny gray type,

Microsoft has their own version of this line. It says: "Hello from Seattle.""

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Source: Ars Technica

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