Zune not so Zimple

Everything that I’ve read about Microsoft’s new Zune MP3 player has been less than stellar. The Washing Post has a story complaining that Microsoft’s Zune Only Looks Simple.

Aside from the brown Zune, the player looks nice enough but apparently it isn’t very easy to purchase music for the player. Music subscriptions, Microsoft Points, incompatibilities with other Windows XP music services (Rhapsody, Napster or MSN Music songs) spell trouble for Zune.

Simple sells.

Why create Microsoft Points when we have real dollars and cents? Microsoft is just too big a beast to ‘get it’. Give them some time and I’m sure they’ll figure out ways to take market share from Apple but for the time being, Apple has nothing to worry about.

Posted in Technology at 12:18 AM