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 The iPod Killer Is Stillborn


What a surprise! Apparently the so-called iPod Killer will never kill anything (except maybe some of its users?). Here are some quotes from The Chicago Sun-Times' review:

"Avoid," is my general message. The Zune is a square wheel, a product that's so absurd and so obviously immune to success that it evokes something akin to a sense of pity.

The overall experience is about as pleasant as having an airbag deploy in your face.

The setup process stands among the very worst experiences I've ever had with digital music players. The installer app failed, and an hour into the ordeal, I found myself asking my office goldfish, "Has it really come to this? Am I really about to manually create and install a .dll file?"

The Zune is a complete, humiliating failure.

Read the article for more about incompatibilities, DRM, pricing scheme, etc. Looks like it's the best present you can offer to someone you hate. :)

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