Zune WILL have Podcasting.. Eventually
According this post with a snippet from someone working on the Zune team for Microsoft, they will be adding support for podcasting.
Good idea!! Lets make sure it supports OPML (with inclusion), RSS feeds – and the manual adding of each of these.
As long as Microsoft listen to the community about the issues surrounding podcasting, then they’ll be a LOT further down the road than Apple could ever wish to be. Apple have proven they can make nice devices, but they are clearly not experts in the basic technology AND ‘openness’ around podcasting.
Nokia have a competent first stab at a podcasting app on their N91 and you can bet that other mobile manafacturers will be hot on their heels with their own applications.