Microsoft amazes me sometimes thinking that the can take an already awesome product and make it better in their own Microsoft way. Take the iPod. It’s an awesomely simple design, both physically as a device and from the usability point of view. In sells tons. Everyone has an iPod. Apple took $1.5 billion in revenue last quarter from iPod sales alone. Microsoft took just $211 million from Zune sales.
Why Microsoft thought they could take the iPod and improve it is beyond me. Who do you know who has a Zune? No-one. Exactly what industry analysts are thinking, and are are urging Microsoft to plug this ‘financial sinkhole’ and kill the Zune for good. Ouch.