Originally Posted by whiteking
According to Teny' comparison, although the overall performance of Zune is good, but market share is not as good as a iPod. If I want to buy a mp3 player, I will also chose iPod. It looks cooler
I disagree. While the first generation Zune was admittedly bulky and not very pretty, the second gen Zune was very solid and in some aspects it was a very refreshing design. I find this especially true with the Zune HD. It's design is very modern and almost industrial and it has a very clean cut look to it.
The whole iPod Touch with the curved and rounded edge look is starting to get old. Not that it's ugly by any means, it just doesn't look original anymore now that iPod design has remained more or less the same after all these generations.
I'm also leaning towards the Zune HD simply because of how Microsoft has handled itself in this category with the Zune player lineup, the Zune Software and the Zune player UI. They've been keeping a constant, updated and refreshing theme the whole way with the new Zune lineup (picking up from the infancy of the first gen player).
In comparison, Apple has actually started making mistakes with certain decisions such the iTunes App Store and charging their customers to simply upgrade their iPhone/iPod Touch OS, whereas people who buy brand new iPhones and Touches get the new OS free of charge. If Microsoft can offer their firmware updates free of charge across their entire catalog of Zune players (including first gen Zunes) and you have to resort to charging $10 for something similar, you're doing it wrong.