Not that I am a hardcore Microsoft fanboy or an Apple hater, it’s just that something tells me Redmond may have finally got it right. iPhone Touch 3rd gen is a superb device in its own way. It may have everything a portable gaming device may need. But after Microsoft’s promotional video for Zune HD, it seems that the next Zune will also support 3D gaming big time.
The point is, Zune HD can do everything the iPod Touch can do, but the reverse does not apply. HD Radio which is free, HD video out (720p) and the superb OLED display, in addition to the fact that Microsoft has a tremendous presence in application development & tools (Visual Studio), will be the actual turning point. There are millions of Visual Studio (Visual C++, Visual Basic etc.) developers worldwide, in contrast to that how many XCode, Object-C (Apple’s platform) developers do come across outside the US?