Michael Robertson calls Zune biggest flop of 2007

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10 2006 @ 02:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Microsoft Zune hasn't even been released yet but Michael Robertson already dares to call it the biggest flop of next year:
The anti-tech-powerexec is known for founding MP3.com, Lindows / Linspire, Skype competitor SIPphone, and DRM-free online music sales biz MP3tunes, not to mention former employer of DRM freedom fighter Jon Johansen -- so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that after the ruckus being raised around the Zune's crippled WiFi and worthless DRM system that he stepped in to take a potshot. We're with him a hundred percent on railing against DRM and the somewhat absurd position Microsoft is taking by scrapping PlaysForSure in their own device efforts (what he calls "Screwed for Sure"), but things get a little bombastic: "At first glance the features seem compelling but my prediction is it will be the biggest flop of 2007 with less than 50,000 units sold worldwide."
More details at engadget.


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