Mini-Microsoft Cutting Room Floor

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Zune F-word Debacle - New comment on Time Travel Around the Windstorm

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Time Travel Around the Windstorm":


Will you please post a main entry on what a fucking debacle the Zune is?

It has video support, but where the hell can you get video from? Nothing on the Zune store. But surely, you can get it from your media center - like every portable media center device released in the company history, right ? Wrong. Customers are forced to turn to blogs and websites or buy $50 third party packages.

Podcasts? Oh. They don't do that either.

ZunePass? Try buying something after the pass has expired. Oh. You can't. Not without deleting the ZunePass DRM'd files first. Oh, and if you downloaded 30 albums with a ZunePass and decided the Zune Pass isn't for you? Delete each of the 30 albums off your Zune manually, 'cuz it aint automatic.

Syncing? That's a whole other nightmare.

Windows MCE support? Sure, unless you're using MCE 2002 or 2004.

We are not first to market with an MP3 player, this is our entry to take on the market dominator, Apple.

What are the responses from the internal folks? "We didn't have time.", "Be patient."

My response (and responses you're seeing on blogs or hearing from friends?)

Fuck you.

If I paid $250 for a Zune, doled out big bucks for the Home AV kit, the car kit, etc. - I took a chance on you. You said you were cool, you said you were better, but you can't deliver atleast the same functionality you've been selling for a couple of years?

Fuck you,man, give me my money back so I can buy an iPod. That's what people are saying/doing.

(Alright, my mistake for letting too many f-word comments through; I guess I'm feeling prissy right now; if I have time, I'll repost this myself f'd up. But please raise the level of word selection in the meantime?)


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