When it comes to technology insults “Zune” is right up there as one of the worst things to be compared with. Microsoft’s iPod killer was loved among its users, but failed to reach any significant market share. Last year it was axed for good, and now it just lives on as a joke. Canalys analyst Tim Coulling mentioned the Zune in comparison with Microsoft Surface:
“The information available to date suggests the prices of both will be too high to capture significant market share, and a direct sales approach will prove inadequate. We expect the Surface pads to have a similar impact on the PC industry as Zune did in portable music players.”
This is another example of potential “Claim Chowder” that we talked about this morning. Whenever a new product like Surface comes out there are people who don’t see the vision. Microsofr Surface may not be as succesful as the iPad, but we certainly don’t think it will be a Zune.
At least he didn’t say Kin.