Last week I was able to play with one of the new Zune players, What surprised me was how awesome the 8gig model was, in addition to the new menu system. The screen although tiny was a much better experience than the small iPod’s
The Zune team has worked hard on the functionality of the new players and what excited me the most was that Podcasts are available from the main menu screen.
One thing for sure: the Zune team is to be congratulated for really making the new Zunes much more functional. Wireless synchronization is not something the iPod has and I like the idea of not being bound by wires to sync my media player.
If you have an original Zune you will be able to get the new operating system flashed onto your device. If you’re a podcaster you will be able to submit your show to be listed in the Zune Marketplace.