Microsoft Confirms Launch of Zune Brand
Last Friday, Microsoft announced it will try its hand at the digital music market and launch the brand Zune. The brand looks to challenge Apple’s signature iPod and iTunes and will offer its own music players and services. Microsoft plans to use a hard drive for music storage and implement Wi-Fi in the device. The wireless technology involved would allow users to share playlists and recommend music between devices. The company hopes to eventually include computers, phones and even the Xbox 360 into the music sharing and listening mania. To date, details on the wireless technology are not determined as Microsoft is still exploring several options. In general, Microsoft remains hush on the subject; however, rumored specifications entail a 30 GB model with a 400 MHz processor and built-in satellite radio tuner. The first of the Zune brand products has no definite debut date or price range, but is assumed to be available in time for the holiday season.