Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
The Apple 8GB iPod Touch is $229, the 16GB is $299 and the 32GB is $399. Those are the prices at the Apple Store. Anyone running out to buy one? Somebody wake me up when the 32GB is discounted to $299 (at least).
You can get a new generation 120GB Archos player for $399 and although that isn’t exactly cheep, it does store many more movies.
While we’re on the subject, why not go ahead and get the new Zune 120 for $249? Now there’s a deal. I just wish we’d bump the screen size a little larger and wider.
And next week we start rolling out a bunch of new features in the Zune 3.0 software release. Here are some of the goodies coming:
More Ways to Discover Music: Channels and Picks
The new Zune software update taps expert sources, recommendations from the Zune service and online music community, and the user’s own play data to create a dynamic, digital music experience where discovering music is easy and seamless.
The Zune PC software is a free download at http://www.zune.net that provides rich discovery and media management capabilities to help consumers make the most of their existing music collections, in addition to providing access to the Zune Social and Zune Marketplace so they can add to it.
Now all that's left is to start selling the Zune outside the US so that I can finally get one, in the meanwhile the iPod continues to be pretty much my only choice...
Can't wait for the new software :) Should be amazing.
You aren't going to have to wait much longer... :?)
people don't buy the ipod because of it's features, they get because it's cool and their friends have one.
also in Australia I see iPhone/iPod adds all over the place, bus stops, tv, etc etc. Zune? unless you go ask for it in a shop you wouldn't even now its for sale.
I'd actually be curious to see in a survey how many people know what a zune is.
wierdly the only thing that stops me having an iPod is that goddam aweful iTunes. :-(
The target for the ipod/zune just want to play music and videos, not try and understand the technology, and definitly not get into a feature comparison.
Somehow I don't think many people are buying the iPod Touch because it's cool and their friends have one. The Nano or Shuffle maybe, but the Touch?
Why does having to use iTunes become an issue? You can still create your own audio and video rips. Nothing says you HAVE to purchase from Apple.
Zune is great ... :) but i buy iPod because Zune not available in Europe ... that is fail
Yes. Until the team on the Zune stops playing catch up and truly starts innovating the iPod and iPhone will continue to control their respective markets.
I wait Zune in Italy
I'd buy a 120GB Zune if it was available in Norway with a Zune Pass... ;) Please Keith; tell them that I want a Zune over here in cold Norway. :)
I would more than likely own an archos. But work gave me a 60GB Ipod video classic and I cant see spending my own money when it works fine. I dont tend to prefer apple products but free is free. ;)
I'm not running out to buy any of them, my imported 30GB Zune seems to do it's job very well and I like the new 3.0 features such as having Hexic to play on the go.
However, if the 120GB Zune was available here in the UK I probably would run out and buy one, so long as it's not rediculously overpriced like a lot of stuff in the UK.
MS need to pull their finger out and release the player in Europe. I mean, do you seriously expect to compete with the ipod if you are only selling your device in the US and Canada?