Microsoft unveils its new challenger to Apple's iPod, the Zune digital media player. At its launch, the Zune will come in three colors: white, black and brown. The device will contain 30GB of storage available for music, photos or video; wireless technology; and a built-in FM tuner.
The Zune will allow users to create mobile social networks and stream music to nearby friends or strangers across the Wireless Zune-to-Zune network.
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