I really like my Zune, cracked screen and all. 120Gb of storage and the Zune subscription is pretty darn good. However, new toys mean it is time to move on. Move on to Android.
Yesterday, I bought a Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi only) to go with my DROID X. The DROID has a 32Gb card which as it turns out is plenty of room for the music I listen to and a month’s worth of RMS podcasts. Only problem: playlists. The playlist feature on the droid sorta stinks. Not that the Zune player does all that well.
So at this point it looks like I’ll be leaving my Zune at home. The phone will take over it’s job.
Another win for me is that having bought the XOOM I broke down and rooted the droid so that I can run Wireless Tether. Previously I was using PDANet via a USB cable. Now – just start Wireless Tether and my laptop and tablet have internet access. Oorah!
Next little win: Evernote. I’m still learning my way around it, but it does a great job letting me take notes on my phone, table, laptop or workstation and then keeping them all in sync. That’s pretty sweet in my opinion. I still have a huge amount of information stored in OneNote and don’t really expect that Evernote will replace OneNote, but it will do nicely for letting me take notes in a meeting and them be able to review them later.
And still more cool stuff – I have a NookColor and a few Kindles….Well, both are available for Android so my XOOM tablet can download both libraries. The NookColor is going to get rooted and have HoneyComb installed as soon as it is available. I want the regular Android marketplace on my Nook, not the lame B&N marketplace. Sorry guys….but you’re still kicking M$FT’s ass – you at least have a marketplace.
Finally, a little project for this weekend is going to be seeing if I can get a simple WPF application running on my XOOM. Should be an interesting project.