IPOD Shortage

IPods are selling out. Despite better alternatives, the Wall Street Journal article INSTAPUNDIT.COM links to, the iPods are not only selling out, they are increasing market share. I’ve used iTunes and Windows Media Player – and their respective music stores and music.msn.com and windows media player clearly superior. But none of the devices are. How can Creative and Rio take superior software and still manage to lose against Apple? They just need some reliable hardware and firmware. Their devices just aren’t as easy to use as the iPod. And there are plenty of software solutions to convert WMA to MP3 or AAC that iPods can read. I wish iPod would use WMA, but frankly at this point, they have no reason to change that stance.

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