Microsofts Zune Set to Make First Appearance

By Nate Mook, BetaNews  |  Posted 2006-09-13 Print this article Print

The company's iPod competitor will allow "friends" to stream content between the portable media devices. (BetaNews)

Microsofts highly-anticipated "Zune" portable media device is set to make its first official appearance at an invite-only press event Sept. 14. The unveiling will follow the introduction of a completely revamped iPod lineup by Apple just two days earlier. Although Microsoft itself has remained tight-lipped regarding the iPod competitor, little is not already known about Zune, which is being manufactured by Toshiba.
The device will feature a 30GB hard drive, three-inch TFT LCD, an FM tuner, wireless 802.11 b/g, and USB 2.0 support.
Zune will connect up with a new music service specially designed for the player. Click here to read more about what Microsoft says will set Zune apart from other portable media players. Zune will additionally feature social networking capabilities, with a focus on sharing music and music-related content. Users will be able to link up with "friends" and stream music and playlist data between devices. Read the full story on BetaNews: Zune Set to Make First Appearance Check out eWEEK.coms for Microsoft and Windows news, views and analysis.

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