Zune 30 Firmware Update, New Marketplace Software Due November 13
Microsoft announced their upcoming Zune a couple of months ago, but many were surprised to hear what came out yesterday. Not only is Microsoft going to release the new Zune next wek, but the highly touted firmware and software capabilities of the new Zune will also be vailable to original Zune owners (now known as Zune 30) as well! These features include: the ability to play back mpeg4 and h.264 video files, a drop in the 3-day rule in regards to transferred music, wireless sync capability over your wireless network, and more. The new firmware will be released November 13 according to Microsoft. The new Zune 80 carries a $249 price tag, has a larger screen and is thinner and lighter than the Zune 30. There will also be smaller flash-based Zunes, in 4 and 8 GB models, to compete with the iPod Nano.