Microsoft Zune to battle Apple iPod

Published: 2006-07-26
Apple Computer's iPod has been dominating the world of portable media devices since its inception - but it won't stay in that position if Microsoft has anything to say about it.

The computer colossus is getting set to drop its own portable music device this year as a part of the music and entertainment project Zune. Though Microsoft hasn't commented on the specifics, the project is set to have both hardware and software to compete with the Apple iPod and iTunes stronghold.

What we do know is that the Zune will have wireless technology unlike the iPod which needs to be connected to your computer to upload songs. The new device will enable users to download songs from wherever they are. It will also allow people a sort of P2P network that will allow you to swap tunes with friends.

But it's not likely that Apple will sit still while Microsoft tries to encroach on their market. No word yet on what additions and or modifications will be made to the iPod to compete with the new Microsoft device. But one thing is for sure, the two will duke it out to be under people's trees this holiday season.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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will it hold more memory than an ipod?
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