Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 19:49 UTC
Microsoft Usually, we do not report on .mp3 players. However, sometimes we cannot go around them. Today is one of those times: Microsoft has launched its supposed iPod killer, the Zune. "Not a lot of surprises in the specs department, but they've confirmed the basics we've known for a while, like WiFi, 30GB of HDD, built-in FM, a 3-inch screen and the basic music, pictures and video playback. They also finally let slip the screen res - an unsurprising QVGA - and some better news on the codec front: the Zune supports h.264, MP3, AAC and WMA."
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by Steve Jabs on Thu 14th Sep 2006 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: video"
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I totally agree with Thom on the whole IPod user interface thing. I mean, I don't use fishing poles for exactly that same reason - pole is straight and reel is round. I find it completely outrageous that I have to wind up a fish when clearly I should just have to pull that boy in hand over hand. And yeah, totally, no tactile feedback - all you get is that, "i'm reeling something in" sound and visual cues from all the knots in your line when clearly you should get a little physical click with every rotation and not just when you need to do something like yank a hook into a mouth or go back a menu. Good points Thom. Ipods are completely unusable

It's also amazing that I have to hit the play button to turn the darn thing off.

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