I got some big chuckles from the Family Guy where Stewie tells Bill Gates that no one cares about the Zune. I myself have never even touched one let alone know somebody that has one. In recent news however, Microsoft has announced that they will no longer produce “non” touch screen Zunes to make way for Microsoft’s newest version, the Zune HD. It’s probably for the best as beyond minor firmware updates, the “clickpad” Zunes have not seen any improvements since 2007 nor an improvement in sales. The hard drive based Zune 80 and 120 will also be included in this discontinuation, but you can still buy them until they run out.
The Zune HD ships on September 15th for $220(16GB) and $290(32GB).