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Windows 7: Zune HD

View Poll Results: Will you get a Zune HD?
Yes 13 40.63%
No 12 37.50%
Maybe 7 21.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

19 Jun 2009   #111
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
It was $600 when it came out I think.

~Lordbob
For what, like 2 months?
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19 Jun 2009   #112
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
For what, like 2 months?
Still, its two months that people had to wait for the price to drop?
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19 Jun 2009   #113
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Still, its two months that people had to wait for the price to drop?
Eh, I don't really see how a high introductory cost counts as a negative. At the time, there were no phones that were competitive UI-wise. It was probably a mistake to price it that high, but it pretty much instantly dropped to $400, and gave a $100 gift card to early buyers. In 2007, that was entirely reasonable. Not a bargain, but reasonable.

What's unreasonable is holding Apple to that price years later.
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19 Jun 2009   #114
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
Eh, I don't really see how a high introductory cost counts as a negative. At the time, there were no phones that were competitive UI-wise. It was probably a mistake to price it that high, but it pretty much instantly dropped to $400, and gave a $100 gift card to early buyers. In 2007, that was entirely reasonable. Not a bargain, but reasonable.

What's unreasonable is holding Apple to that price years later.
Reasonable? Maybe.

With the technology we 'have' currently I'm sure we could make those iPhones far better for far less of a price.
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19 Jun 2009   #115
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
Eh, I don't really see how a high introductory cost counts as a negative. At the time, there were no phones that were competitive UI-wise. It was probably a mistake to price it that high, but it pretty much instantly dropped to $400, and gave a $100 gift card to early buyers. In 2007, that was entirely reasonable. Not a bargain, but reasonable.

What's unreasonable is holding Apple to that price years later.
I'm not holding them to the price. Apple always over prices it's products. The iPhone is a reasonable price, but it was a lot when it came out. That is all.

~Lordbob
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19 Jun 2009   #116
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Reasonable? Maybe.

With the technology we 'have' currently I'm sure we could make those iPhones far better for far less of a price.
They start at $99, what do you want from them?

Given that the only phone that really rivals it for consumers is a Pre, and the prices are similar for both devices, what's the problem? Smartphones have always been very expensive, the iPhone/Pre/G1/etc are relatively cheap.
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19 Jun 2009   #117
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jw12345 View Post
They start at $99, what do you want from them?

Given that the only phone that really rivals it for consumers is a Pre, and the prices are similar for both devices, what's the problem? Smartphones have always been very expensive, the iPhone/Pre/G1/etc are relatively cheap.
I'm not saying they aren't cheap, and I am not saying they are cheap.

I am saying that the prices 'could' be better if they 'tried'.
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16 Sep 2009   #118
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Well, picked up my Zune HD today, and I absolutely love it. The animations are really smooth, the touchscreen works really well, and the battery life is amazing. The on-screen keyboard takes a little getting used too, unless you have little girl hands. The HD radio is a nice touch...just wish there was some AVI support.

All in all, I'm glad I picked it up.
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16 Sep 2009   #119
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

what did the little gem cost, one might inquire?
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16 Sep 2009   #120
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

OMG Brian ... did you by any chance study Necromancy, cause this thread was as dead as last years Petunia's ...

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