"happy but disappointed..?"4.0 starson by astudios
Pros: great interface, big screen, wifi potential
Cons: no podcasting, no video transfer, poor video support
Summary: i purchased this item and am happy enough with it for basic mp3 listening but.. it really seems geared for the rock music community which is a shame because there's a whole market out there who use their MP3 player for podcasting or audio books or even religious material. classical music is no where to be found in the zune marketplace. it'd also be great if it could automatically transcode video from non-compatible formats (ie: mov, mp4, etc) INTO the wmv format for me via the zune program. the wifi really needs to be able to connect to the internet to allow for streaming content from third-party sites that support an "interface language" of sorts (perhaps xml).
like i say, lots of potential, but disappointing. i hope microsoft will be quick with supplying firmware updates to open up more and more features quickly. it *has* to play catch up!