Microsoft's Zune hit US stores today and apparently the launch went down like a hot balloon on a cold day. There were no queues and few buyers.
Even Microsoft Execs stated that this was just a starting point. Which is corporate mumbo jumbo for "we had to get something out fast so we did. Next time we may even produce a product that people will want to buy. Who knows?"
Zune sales will make no impact on iPod's market share this year or next, a little like Apple computer sales will make no impact on Windows sales.
But after 2008 the gloves will be off! Till then stick with your iPod!