Same here. The Ipod Touch has really set the bar for portable electronics. Even if the Zune offered all the same functionality, the Apple products have achieved such market penetration that it is the clear choice. On my Ipod touch, I have applications to connect to my bank, my insurance company, my brokerage, get TV and movie listings and play games. I have all my music, can watch TV shows I missed and routinely pull in podcasts from various NPR shows. I don't know if the Zune can do all of that, but clearly everyone is writing apps for the Ipod.
Tue 5 Jan, 2010 12:42 pm
I love creative players who are big sellers in Europe if not in the US.
My old old Zen Xtra with a 40 G hard drive came to the end of it lifetime and I then went onto ebay to pick up another one for myself.
The problem is that my mp3 music library and my podcasts and my audio books that I care to have on a player at any one time mean that the players without hard drives do not at yet have the room and the few with hard drive are still expensed.
Thanks for the information, my wife too has acrylic nails, and I doubt that she'll like the fact that she won't be able to use the touchscreen. Even though I am getting one for myself I know she will want to use it as well.
Wed 6 Jan, 2010 11:02 am
Everybody here at work is coveting for a Zune HD. I was deciding to get an IPod, but I've been reading more about the Zune HD and sounds like a better deal. My one and only concern though is: like you mentioned before that it only lets you download two file types for movies. Which softwares will let you download good quality movies?
Zune has an actual HD Radio connection which I would love to use while walking home but the iPod has a greater battery life and the reviews (PC Mag and CNET) both favor the Touch in terms of internet browsing and UI.