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September 28, 2006

Microsoft to Charge $249.99 for Zune

Microsoft to Charge $249.99 for Zune Player, Due Out in November

SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. has vowed to put considerable money and effort behind its bid to dethrone Apple Computer Inc.'s market-leading iPod, but it won't be using price as a weapon.
Microsoft announced Thursday that it will charge $249.99 for its new Zune music player, about the same as Apple Computer Inc. charges for an iPod with the same storage capacity.

This thing has got to be DOA. How are they ever going to reach any kind of critical mass with that price, when you are going up against this? It is September 28, they announced the price, and if you go to the Microsoft home page you can't even find this thing! And what about zune.com? Owned by some enterprising person...

Posted on: September 28, 2006 12:08 PM | Link: Microsoft to Charge $249.99 for Zune | Comments: (0)

September 15, 2006

Zune

I just can't get over this thing:
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When you think about how much money Microsoft has, how much time they have had to come out with this thing (the iPod is five years old!) - and that this is what they came up with... in BROWN! There just can't be so many untalented people in that corporation that this thing was allowed to come to fruition in this state - I am convinced this has to be one giant practical joke.

Posted on: September 15, 2006 05:44 PM | Link: Zune | Comments: (0)

February 09, 2005

Google does it again

Google just made all other mapping sites obsolete http://maps.google.com/. Wow - it looks great, it works great, I'm practically speechless...

Posted on: February 9, 2005 09:19 PM | Link: Google does it again |

January 11, 2005

iClunker

ipod shuffleThis thing looks like a loser to me. No menu? No way to see what is on it unless it is plugged into a USB port? I'm not buying it (the premise). Maybe people who already own an iPod and dig the shuffle songs thing - but new users? It is going to be interesting to see how this fares in the next few months. Will it continue the iPod hit parade, or go the way of the Cube?

The Mac mini is just as troubling - it is something brand new, concept wise - the computer, not just without a monitor, but without a keyboard and mouse too... couldn't they have at least thrown in those things for $499? Both of these are very iffy prospects to me. I have been a fan of nearly everything since Jobs came back - all the iMac models, the short lived Cube, the G5s, iPods of course - but these new offerings have the feeling of a stretch in them. We shall see.

Posted on: January 11, 2005 11:00 PM | Link: iClunker |