Only Microsoft is this silly. The upcoming Zune HD (High Definition) isn’t HD at all (it’s HD radio, and outputs HD via HDMI to a TV). From Ars in-depth report on Microsoft’s new iPod killer:
Like digital TV, HD radio is a digital format that supports multicasting—one station can now offer multiple subchannels. With few portable HD radio receivers on the market, Microsoft hopes this will set it apart.
If Toyota painted the next Camry only in zebra stripes that would set it apart, too. Like the Zune, it wouldn’t sell, but it would be different. The multi-touch OLED screen looks nice. But what about all those visible screws holding the Zune together? I guess something needs to be screwed for Microsoft to sell it.