So it seems that Microsoft’s 2nd Generation Zune Player has been confirmed. As mentioned on Whizbyte (and many others), we can expect an update later this year. The most important part that I read out of the following passage was the third item:
There are three predictable paths along which we’ll expand Zune:
- Device family – adding in new sizes, styles and price points
- Features – we’ll move towards parity with iPod building in support for video, podcasting, etc and at the same time build on key differentiators such as the wireless feature, the FM tuner, etc
- Geographic Markets – we’ll start to expand the international footprint of Zune over time but only when we can ensure an offering which is tailored to that market
Does this mean that an Australian Release is finally on the cards? Will we finally get some FTA love returned? Well, one can only hope for the former option, the latter is never likely to happen.
Of course this would just happen as i have finally made the plunge and purchased a iRiver Clix 4Gb MP3 player. I had hesitated for so long and agonised over the whole Solid State vs Hard Driver versions. In the end, I came across an eBay auction that was too good not to bid on… now i am just waiting on delivery….