BBC online poll asks ‘Will Microsoft’s Zune be a success?’

The Beeb asks, “Will Microsoft’s Zune be a success?” in a new online poll on the BBC Technology website.

There are only two choices offered, “Yes” or “No,” leaving the perpetual 5-10% who “Don’t Know” out in the cold.

Current results with 7531 votes cast, including our newly-added “No” vote:

Yes: 35.71%
No: 64.29%

Vote here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/default.stm

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Stoo” for the heads up.]

20 Comments

  1. WTF was Microsoft thinking with the brown? Not only is the brown just ugly, but they seem to have chosen that one for most of the PR. If they were so afraid of using black and white for the PR because of similarities to the iPod, maybe they should have selected a third color that does not literally look like shit. Nice move MS!

  2. I love how these things always say: “Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion” what’s the point then? It just tells us which group is the most vocal and willing to vote repeatedly in order to skew the votes. Says he as he clears his cookies.

  3. The poll itself is meaningless. Simply asking for a yes or no to this question prevents an understanding of the meaning behind the question. Success can mean so many things. They don’t have to replace the iPod in order to succeed. But maybe some think that unless it gains 99% market share then it is a failure. This is such an ambiguous question that it has no value except sensationalism, which is probably its actual intent.

  4. “Everyone needs to vote otherwise the Microsoft fanboys spoil it.”

    So, what you’re saying is that the poll is slanted because either MS fanboys or Apple fanboys are voting?

    Let’s put it this way: I use a Mac and I think we need a good alternative to the iPod. Zune has good features, at least.

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