No I don’t love Engadget cause Jason Calacanis bought me dinner and gave me a tour of AOL’s new studios! (How’s THAT for PayPerPost. Heheh. Total collected, about $20 for a nice chicken sandwich at Mantilis, Pramit Nairi caught us in the act, and ice tea and a ride in his yellow Corvette).
Rather I love Engadget because it keeps me up to date on the good and bad about gadgets. I too had a look at the Zune last week and was disappointed, just like Engadget was, to find that I won’t be able to use its WiFi capabilities to download netcasts or music. Instead I’ll have to hook it up to my computer (which is upstairs, while my WiFi works downstairs) to load a bunch of netcasts on it.
Lame, lame, lame. They could have really gotten the Apple’s ve-vant-to-own-your-’pod’ behind. Instead Microsoft fumbled.
But, Microsoft is brave enough to invite me and my camera over for an interview and demo this week. That is something that Apple hasn’t yet done. I guess Steve Jobs is scared that I’ll give him crap for not putting a widescreen into the latest iPods.
Of course Steve doesn’t need the PR right now. Why not? Well, we bought Patrick a new 80GB iPod. I’ll let him review it vs. the Zune. What’s fun about 12-year-olds? They tell the truth. Brutally. Must be a skill they learn on the playground.