Microsoft has just publicly announced Zune, their iPod competitor. And, surprisingly enough, at least it doesn’t look as tacky as I expected. According to TechCrunch in Zune is Here:
The Zune has 802.11 networking built in and you can send a song to your friend for three days or three plays…
Yeah, that’s just what we need: more protection and DRM paranoia. It is interesting, though, that they believe there is such an interest out there for sharing music with other people. Maybe there is, maybe there isn’t; I don’t know. But I have to say I’m a bit curious about how the general market will react to this…
I also have to admit that I laughed out loud when reading CrunchGear’s Zune is Here:
The Zune will include in the box earphones, a protective sleeve, a USB sync cable and a sticker (oh boy!).
A sticker is definitely the thing that will push me over the brink! I gotta have one! 😉
For now, I think I’ll just stick with my iPod. 🙂