Today, Microsoft officially announced the Zune brand and the first Zune device, a 30GB digital media player. The Zune features a built-in FM tuner that displays the name of the song being played, a 3-inch screen, preloaded content from various record labels. But probably its most interesting feature is its abilitily to perform wireless Zune to Zune file sharing.
The world's largest software maker revealed that the Zune media player, which will be built by Toshiba, will be available this holiday season in the United States together with an iTunes competitor: The Zune Marketplace, which works with the Microsoft Points program so Zune owners can purchase music online without a credit card.
Microsoft also revealed that rather than paying for individual songs, the Zune Marketplace will also let consumers download as many tracks as they want for a flat fee.
In the movie below at the source, you can see the Zune media player in action for the first time. Also a bunch of pictures of the device in its three color variants: black, white and brown.