it always makes me laugh when people who've clearly never used a zune make comments about them.
it's a device that mirrors the functionality of the ipod, and adds a few hit-or-miss-depending-on-the-person features(wireless sync, unlimited music subscription option, fm radio, better software)
..but in the minds of people who've never used it, it's just somehow worse than an ipod and always will be.
why? because you could get it in brown at one point? or the distinct lack of a monotone piece of fruit stamped on it?
on the 3ds touch screen:
the 3ds has a stylus because it's a resistive screen, it reacts to pressure. most smartphones use capacitive screens, which react to electrical current(which is why a gloved finger won't work).
the resistive screen is MUCH better for the way the 3ds uses it.. mostly taps and occasionally writing/drawing.
on a cell phone you are swiping a lot and not writing with much accuracy.
cliff notes: a game like brain age which is based on handwriting recognition would be nearly impossible on a capacitive screen(go buy a capacitive stylus and try to do some handwriting on it..). and forget about drawing anything.
and really.. the only thing i've bothered to pull the stylus out for so far was the keyboard.. which was like.. 3 times? everything else seems to give you nice meaty buttons to mash with your fingertips.
Edited by smoger, 11 April 2011 - 01:10 PM.