updated 10:15 am EDT, Mon August 21, 2006
Zune, more bundled media
A new report suggests that Microsoft's Zune digital media player -- announced earlier this month -- will offer a wider variety of pre-bundled media than previously anticipated, according to Electronista. Cesar Menendez, a Microsoft employee who works on the Zune project, stated in a new blog entry that there will be far reaching content included with Zune from multiple Music labels including both audio and video content. Previously, analysts saw this move as a way for new Zune users to test out the power of their new players, but now believe that Microsoft is attempting to one-up Apple with value added features. Zune is expected to launch before the end of this calendar year to boost holiday sales.