That's an iPod Touch. See the cursor pointing to the clock?
On the right, that's a new Zune80 (GB). See the clock? No you don't.
After the requisite demo and the near-total overuse of the word "cool," Laura then turned to a more formal Q-A.
One of her questions gave me a "Hmm, didn't realize that" moment.
Laura asked Menendez if the new Zunes are going to have a clock.
Menendez said no. As to why not, he said that well, most everyone has a cellphone with them, and cellphones have clocks, you know.
He also said that not having a clock on the Zune makes it easier to include other features. I guess he meant exclusion of a clock preserves GUI space and power for coolness.
If I had a Zune, I'd want a clock. I can only operate one device at a time, so if I take Zune around with me, I wouldn't want to look down on my belt and open up my BlackBerry to get the time.
Of course I could just buy a watch, but I don't like watches. My BlackBerry Curve is my time-keeper.
Which brings us back around to the point of this post. If I had a Zune, I'd want it to have a clock. Of course I'd want it to have a phone, too, but perhaps that's too much to ask for now.