Microsoft Corp. says the next generation of its Zune music player due out in the fall will have a touch screen, Wi-Fi Internet access and high-definition radio receiver.
The new device, called the Zune HD, will carry a full Web browser and a high-definition video output that will allow users to play files through a docking station on HD televisions, Microsoft said late… [read this].
It’s the question vexing hardware vendors everywhere: How do they seize on the fervor and froth of the netbook craze without cannibalizing sales of their higher-priced, higher-margin notebooks? After all, if the current crop of netbooks can run the majority of users’ day-to-day computing tasks — and my recent personal experience with an HP Mini 2140 shows that they indeed can — then what’s to stop these same users from ditching their notebook habit altogether in favor of the lighter-weight and increased battery life of a full-time netbook…[read more].
A Microsoft promotional Twitter account tells fans that a new product launch is coming and hold off from buying a Palm Pre. The idea that Microsoft may release a Zune-phone, based on its portable music player, has once again resurfaced. Although the likelihood of a… [read more]