Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zune HD vs. iPod Touch


Its Christmas time, and the perfect time to do some product comparisons.  Well, I guess that’s how IGN feels anyway.

On Tuesday, IGN put up an interesting article comparing the differences between the iPod Touch and the Zune HD.  Now some of you are probably saying, “Who wants to buy a Zune?”  Certainly the Zune has had a rather slow start, with sales that were close to non existence.

But things kind of changed with the release of the Zune HD.  It received rave reviews with its much sleeker look and the nice OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen.  The Zune HD was the Zune that should have released first.  As the first Zune really seemed like a beta project that Microsoft decided to release.

Certainly, the Zune HD has come along way from the first Zune.  But, the question IGN wants to know is if it has come far enough for you to buy one.  At the bottom of the article the author is asking for people to vote on which product they prefer more. I know for me, if I was going to buy a touch screen device I would (if I could buy it in Canada), take a hard look at the Zune HD as it does all the things I want at a slightly cheaper price. 

Now price isn’t everything.  The iPod Touch has the advantage in terms of applications.  iTunes currently offers over 100,000 applications, while the Zune store currently has 15.  So if Apps are important to you maybe the Zune isn’t for you.

In any case, I’d recommend anyone who is interested in buying either of these 2 devices to head on over to (or click the link), and read the article. 

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