"Rushed and hyped"1.0 starson by sherryelaine3
Pros: It is MSFT
Cons: Such a bad product
Summary: Battery life is way shorter than MSFT said and way shorter than iPod.
Using Points to buy music
• The smallest amount of Microsoft Points available for purchase is $5.00 or 400 points.
• Each Microsoft Point is worth 1.25-cents. So if I want to buy one song, I have to pay MSFT $5 first.. what a ripoff.
Its music stores only have no videos, no podcasts (rushed, software is not ready to take podcast), movies
The real video display is actually worse than any other competitors (probably software issue?)
Click wheel is "faked", it is really few buttons.
All the songs you purchased from MSFT's other music services CANNOT move to Zune (rushed... not ready)
Many of the songs cannot be shared (who can you share for the next 12 months?, no one has a Zune)
Wireless cannot used to download or access the hot spots (rushed.. not ready); so wireless is really used to drain battery life for the next 12 months?
Bigger and heavier.
MSFT never gets anything right in release 1. MSFT knows how to talk it up in release 1. If MSFT cannot get its MediaPlayer right after years of trying, why anyone will think it will get the new software right in release 1??
Based on NYT and WSJ reviews, its music story is not even in the same class as iTune or MSFT old service.
MSFT software is always bigger, heavier. Do forget the ALT-Ctrl-Del, I am sure it will crash more than other music player