Zune Flying Off Shelves…

kinnon —  November 26, 2006 — 4 Comments

…followed by herd of flying pigs.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Andy Ihnatko writes a devastating review of the Zune after spending a week with the iPod competitor.

The Zune is a complete, humiliating failure. Toshiba’s Gigabeat player, for example, is far more versatile, it has none of the Zune’s limitations, and Amazon sells the 30-gig model for 40 bucks less.

Throw in the Zune’s tail-wagging relationship with music publishers, and it almost becomes important that you encourage people not to buy one.

Gee, Andy, tell us what you really think.

I will forgive Andy for reciting the Apple mantra, “The iPod owns 85 percent of the market” because he just had to spend a week with a Zune. (Apple controls under 20% of the MP3/media player market when one considers the fastest growing media players – musicphones. Read this post.)

Previous posts on Zune:
Zune – Maybe it PlaysForSure
The WSJ asks…What’s in a Zune?
Why Speculating on the Zoom’s Success is the Wrong Question
Jobs Zooms Zune

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4 responses to Zune Flying Off Shelves…

  1. Ive had my zune for a couple of weeks now and i think its pretty neat, just functions better than the ipod. http://astore.amazon.com/microsoftzunemp3player-20

  2. Up against the big muscle of MS, Apple should be worried. Maybe not in this “version 1” release, but eventually.

    Check out: link to joetek.com

  3. Re: Zune, Kathy Sierra, etc.: link to accordionguy.blogware.com. The boys are crude, but playful and thoughtful.

  4. Seems to be taking a small part of the market share pre christmas


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