For some still unexplained reason, Microsoft's apparently inferior answer to the iPod is having some issues. That perilous switch from 2008 to 2009 may be part of the problem, according to eWeek's Nathan Eddy...
According to posted reports on various Zune forums, the device freezes after the startup status bar reaches 100 percent. The problem at first seemed only to affect the 30GB model, although reports are now surfacing that the 80GB models are experiencing the same problem. Needless to say, the Zune owners who have been posting to various forums are confused and have been unable to get an explanation from Microsoft or anyone else. As one poster lamented: “It feels like it’s 1999 again…”
Since the device’s loudly trumpeted debute in November 2006, the would-be iPod killer has struggled to find a foothold in the market, while Apple’s rival music player has continued to lead the MP3 player market. As of May 2008 slightly more than 2 million Zunes had been sold, according to Jason Reindorp, Zune’s director of product marketing. In that same period, sales of Apple’s iPod reached 76 million.
So much for the "iPhone Killer." People who loves all things Apple are gloating, only adding insult to injury. ;-)
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