Gorgeous gizmos making Microsoft cool

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    Even though I dislike Microsoft, I am actually excited to see what they are coming out with.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I wouldn't call Pure and Turtle "gorgeous." Yet more black plastic oval phones with a sliding keyboards ... I'm not sure what the attraction is.

    And I don't understand why every time the Zune is mentioned, the OLED display is trumpeted like it's the holy grail for portable devices.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    simple. because oled rules.

    honestly if microsoft came out with a zune hd phone, i would easily switch from my iphone to it.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
    I too have no idea what the attraction of these products can possibly be. I guess "competition is good" and all of that, but are these devices really competition for anything? More vapor and FUD from Redmond, and, of course, certain segments of the media just eat it up.

    OLED is buzzword-compliant, that's for sure. Does it deliver any real world benefits that aren't outweighed by its drawbacks? Not really.

    Overall, the Zune HD isn't too shabby. But good enough to make a difference for Microsoft? I don't think so.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2005
    What's the big deal with OLED?! It looks good as long as you view it indoors. I'd rather take the power loss that comes with the iPod's display because you can see it clearly anywhere.

    Will someone explain what the benefit is of viewing HD on a screen as small as an iPod or Zune? I'd guess the image can't be any better at that scale than NTSC.

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