Why can’t the Zune and iPhone download podcasts?

Dave Winer and I don’t often agree, but if there’s one thing that I think he’s right about it’s that both Apple and Microsoft are missing a trick by not having automatic podcast downloads in either the iPhone, iPod touch or Zune.

You’d think that this would be a no-brainer. With all these products having WiFi – and, in the case of Apple’s the iTunes Mobile Music Store – there’s even an easy way to subscribe to podcasts.

Can the Nokia N800 do this?