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Old 06-09-2008, 09:00 PM
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<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/06/09/ms.on.zune.touch/' target='_blank'>http://www.electronista.com/article....on.zune.touch/</a><br /><br /></div><em>&ldquo;Microsoft ultimately expects its Zune media player line to receive a touchscreen, the company's Entertainment and Devices chief Robbie Bach says. Without committing to a specific product, the executive describes the addition as near-certain and implies that the media player will eventually drop its physical control pad entirely in favor of a touch interface as part of a broader company philosophy.&rdquo;</em><br /><br />This<a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/06/09/ms.on.zune.touch/"> bit of news </a>isn&rsquo;t exactly surprising. If Apple has it then I would expect Microsoft to have a similar device. Whether it&rsquo;s a good thing or not is entirely up to personal preference. As someone who utilizes my Zune quite often for video playback I can&rsquo;t imagine wanting to smear my finger prints all over the screen. I also like having the tactile feedback of my d-pad many times.<br /><br />That said, I think it&rsquo;s an important option for people to have. The potential to have a very large screen is also very appealing so I can&rsquo;t say I&rsquo;d discount a touch only device for myself.
 
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