iPod Zune $229, is this the death of ipod?

farqueue

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Zune $229, is this the death of ipod?
Hmmmmm is it?

Give me reasons why i should get the scratchy ipod 30gb over zune? :D

Not trying to start an argument here. Just constructive criticism. I am no M$ fan.
 

WildCowboy

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Well, the Zune isn't compatible with iTunes or even their own PlaysForSure program.

Shall we continue?
 

Keebler

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farqueue said:
Zune $229, is this the death of ipod?
Hmmmmm is it?

Give me reasons why i should get the scratchy ipod 30gb over zune? :D
b/c you can get a thin protector so your ipod won't get scratched and b/c i say ipods are better and i'm canadian and peeps say that kiwis and us canucks are like long lost brothers so you should believe what i say ;)
 

monke

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Hmmm...

Zune or iPod?

Brick or Feather?
Crap or Diamonds?
Backseat or Shotgun?
Garbage or Gourmet?


I could go on, but I think you get the point.
 

archurban

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zune? actually I enjoy zuma (ipod game). it's much better than zune. I can't use zune because all of mind, feeling are already gone to ipod & mac (simplicity & sophistication)
 

iGrant

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Do you really want a product that comes in Silver, Black, and BROWN!

That is probably the most bizarre things I have ever seen Microsoft do in a while . . .

- iGrant
 

aricher

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iGrant said:
Do you really want a product that comes in Silver, Black, and BROWN!

That is probably the most bizarre things I have ever seen Microsoft do in a while . . .

- iGrant
Isn't brown the new black - waitaminit?
 

slu

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Zune is not Mac OS X compatible....so unless you have a PC or want to use bootcamp, your decision is already made.
 

dsnort

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In persona non grata
1. No click wheel, only a poor copy
2. Windows DRM
3. Ultimate Rev A product at this time
4. Purchase of Zune would serve to proliferate and support the eeeeevvviiiilll M$ homogeny ;) :D
 

emotion

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I think the iPod might be losing it's coolness factor with the kids these days but I doubt MS can make this seem cooler than the iPod.

So Zune doesn't stand a chance.
 

Play Ultimate

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emotion said:
I think the iPod might be losing it's coolness factor with the kids these days but I doubt MS can make this seem cooler than the iPod.

So Zune doesn't stand a chance.
Losing "coolness"? Maybe uniqueness? But not coolness. Besides, what else is there?

Now, the Brown Zune may take off as the epitome of anti-cool.
 

robbieduncan

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balamw said:
So where are the final hands-on reviews? I have ye to see any.

B
I think he meant the iPod is actually released!

Other reasons to buy the iPod over a Zune:

1) iPod has better battery life
2) You can buy an 80Gb iPod (if you need more than 30Gb of storage: I do)
3) There is a huge iPod ecosystem. I can plug my iPod into my car for example, I can't do that with a Zune
 

jwp1964

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farqueue said:
Zune $229, is this the death of ipod?
Hmmmmm is it?

Give me reasons why i should get the scratchy ipod 30gb over zune? :D

Not trying to start an argument here. Just constructive criticism. I am no M$ fan.
How much crack does it take to get that high? I'm just guessing that about 5 minutes after that brown piece of junk hits the retailers we'll be seeing "one more thing" from Mr. Jobs...true (larger screen) video iPod anyone?:D :D
 

emotion

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Play Ultimate said:
Losing "coolness"? Maybe uniqueness? But not coolness. Besides, what else is there?
Seriously, you must be in the US. In the UK the backlash is building, you're out of touch...

:)

edit: I must make it clear that I'm not saying ipods are on the way out, just that everyone has em now. That, and I am joking....slightly :)