Zune Vs Ipod Touch
For some, the Zune vs. iPod Touch debate may already be a moot point. The fact is, Microsoft has been slashing prices on Zune HD as of late. With no rumors of a Zune HD version 2 in development, a number of industry observers say that that Microsoft has effectively dropped out of the stand-alone Personal Media Player (PMP) race. Should this be true, the Apple juggernaut is left with no real competition.
The Zune HD was a worthy adversary for the old iPod Touch 3G. In many ways, this device was superior to Apple's offering. It had a slightly smaller but clearer and more vibrant screen resolution. The Zune not only had basic radio (a feature lacking on the Ipod Touch 3G), it also had an HD radio feature. Although it was initially priced slightly higher than the iPod Touch 3G, prices have gone down significantly. Nowadays, a Zune HD with a higher capacity can bought for less than the cost of an iTouch 3G with a lower capacity.
Whatever advantages the Zune HD had over the iPod Touch 3G was almost completely negated when the new iPod Touch 4G was released. The iPod Touch 4G now has a bigger and better screen display. Like the Zune, the iTouch 4G also has a 720p HDTV out. Unlike the Zune or the iPod Touch 3G, the iPod Touch 4G has been armed with two cameras. The back camera takes stills and HD video while the front camera is for “Face Time” and self-portraits.
Consumers out looking for a bargain may be partial to the Microsoft Zune HD. The technology is still relevant and current. The Apple iPod Touch 4G may entice those with a little more money to burn. Not only does it outperform the Zune HD, it also does much, much more than play music and videos.