I love hypothetical "who would win in a fight?" discussions (the most famous and epic of which pitted chicken against squirrel), but in lieu of the fun-but-not-always-fair GoogleFight
, technology battles have to be handled by the pros at C|Net. Such is the case with the iPod/Zune debate.
When tasked with this very issue last generation/year, C|Net raised
the iPod's metaphorical arm in a 20-19 victory
much to the chagrin of many a Zune fan. This year, the flashy videos have been done away with and the gloves are off: it's showtime. The staff did a fair job of pointing out the accomplishments and flaws in both devices, and I won't ruin it for you, except to say: Zune doesn't lose!
Yes, it appears the Zune is finally getting its due. Though a lot of the points are ones we've heard a million times before (lack of eq, no integration with P4S/Macs, missing features in the software), they do mention the improved design and thinness of the device. I can't wait until next year.