Zune at the 6 month mark — it still sucks
This Wednesday it’s been six months since the Zune
launched was announced in North America (and four months since launch), and I’m sorry to say it still sucks. What can I say, I was really hopeful. The one message Microsoft tried to get across to me at the launch was: “It’s a work in progress. We know it’s not there yet, but it’ll get better. We’ll add more features, and this will be the device people want it to be because we’re listening to our customers.” Nothing has changed, nothing has improved since the Zune launched, no new features have been added, and it’s still buggy as hell. Let’s take a look back at a couple of highlights of the last six months of Zuneitude, shall we?
Zune sharing restrictions come to light
Still no European release (don’t worry, you’re not missing much)
Bug fixes due for firmware 1.3… but it’s still not out yet
Possible potential patent infringement on doubleshot
Cracked screen rumor
I still can’t sync my device properly, my Zune software still crashes on updates, and it’s still unbelievably frustrating to use. (Yeah, I took the above screenshot today.) I stand by my Zune review, and I stand by my initial impressions of suckiness. I’m over the “first generation fire and forget” method, and I’m definitely over the fact that the portable media player market is almost a decade old, and still no one has made a device to rival the long-deceased Rio Karma.