Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Microsoft's Zune versus Apple's iPod

Today Microsoft rolled out its entry into the portable music/video market -- it's called Zune. An odd name. It combines music and video capabilities with a large screen and built-in WiFi.

Most of the reviews have simply compared the Zune to the iPod based on style and features. The Zune comes in a bland brown and isn't fancy to look at. The iPod definitely bleeds coolness.

But in the midst of all the reviews, I found one at Mac News World that I thought was particularly insightful. It looks beyond the style differences to why Microsoft may have created the type of device they did.

You can read it here.

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