Zune’s CNN Train Wreck


Oh. My. Fucking. God.

Andrew Ross Sorkin presents the Zune on CNN, and so much Zune trashing and iPod boosterism ensues that it’s hard to decide what’s most painful for Microsoft:

  • That the new iPod Shuffle got more screen time in this segment than the Zune did?
  • That the most enthusiasm Andrew Sorkin displayed for the Zune was a halfhearted “so, ah, that’s sorta cool” about the much touted wifi song sharing feature?
  • That the tepid, ten second endorsement mentioned above was followed by a full minute of discussion about the Zune’s various limitations and weaknesses?
  • Miles O’Brien’s “why don’t they get some decent design people?” as the segment grinds to a halt?

Seriously — this couldn’t have been any better for the iPod if Apple had sent a script and a basket of hundred dollar bills to CNN. Watch and cringe.

  • Ryan

    Can’t agree more with the comments on CNN. The Zune’s selling features are so gimmicky that they have little chance of even being used. I mean going up to people asking if you can get a song from them so you can play it 3 times, just lame. I’ll stick with my ipod and I’m sure the sale numbers of the Zune will prove others are too.

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  • ogodefacto

    Andrew Ross Sorkin didn’t even make the distinction between an mp3 playing iPod and iPod Video. He didn’t say that the Zune plays videos. He didn’t say that the iPod Shuffle is so small because it only plays mp3, has no screen and is so useless thatr it randomly plays mp3 tracklists whether you want it to or not. Andrew Ross Sorkin is an abolute moron who should be working at Starbucks.

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