A picture of the Zune...

Finally a large photo of the ipod killer...

Giz has a picture of one of Microsoft's Zune prototypes. I guess it looks like it has a bigger screen than the ipod. I'm looking forward to a Microsoft alternative to the Apple units. I know I'm talking crazy, but it seems that only Microsoft is big enough to break the Apple monopoly on devices. Actually, I don't care about breaking up Apple's monopoly, what I want is something that plays well on my existing Windows PCs. I rather like the WMA format. It compresses well, it sounds good, and it plays on every portable sound device I have ever owned. Go Bill!

qv: Gizmodo

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.