Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Zune has a model in brown, you know

As Microsoft's long-awaited (Redmond perspective only) Zune player gets to market, Apple shows the scale of what they're up against by announcing plans by six airlines to make their inflight entertainment iPod-integrated. In other words, you'll be able to plug your pod into the seat in front - assuming you're not stuck behind one of those idiots who insist on reclining into your lap as soon as the plane leaves the tarmac, and watch your video content on the screen in the back of the chair.

70 per cent of new cars sold in America next year will also be easy to link to your iPod.

Microsoft has some catching up to do. But it does offer a model in brown, a market segment hitherto ignored by Apple for some reason.