Zune details hit the airwaves

zune_player.jpgCrunchGear got the scoopage direct from Microsoft, who apparently had a very limited invite list for the news. Most of the official word on Zune is what we already knew or guessed:

  • 3-inch screen (QVGA or 320 x 240)
  • Integrated FM tuner and 802.11b/g
  • 30 GB of storage in a model by the holidays

It’s the social experience that Microsoft appears to be counting on, as you can share any music file with any other Zune user, but with limits. Shared songs can be played up to 3 times within 3 days. After that, well….."this recording will self destruct in five seconds…." but without the Mission Impossible fanfare. More deets over at CrunchGear; my open question is: will I be able to purchase tracks via WiFi at a hotspot or can I just use the WiFi to send little lovemusic notes to other Zuners? Stay tuned…and check out the official Microsoft Zune Press Release for those of us who weren’t invited to the party. That would be us. ;)

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