Microsoft's Zune Has Lackluster Debut

Loaded with features like an FM Radio, wireless connection, and video screen, Microsoft's Zune music player was positioned to compete directly with Apple's iPod. Unfortunately the player hasn't had the strong debut Microsoft was hoping store, as folks seem to want to stick with the proven and familiar iPod.

"Two boxed Zune players sat ignored on the top shelf of a Plexiglas showcase packed with iPod accessories in a Virgin Megastore near Union Square in San Francisco's popular shopping district. "I didn't even know they were there until a customer pointed them out," said sales clerk Jake Brooks."