Microsoft announced a Zune refresh with new hard drive based players and flash-based models too. The new HDD-based model features a 80GB HDD and will be available in November for $249.99.
The player features a new interface, touch-sensitive buttons for navigation, a 3.2" LCD display and measures 61.1x 108.2 x 12.9mm.
Some of the special features:
Wireless sync. Cut the cord to your PC. Refresh your Zune with new content anywhere you charge your device. Connect to your PC through your home wireless network by setting your Zune to automatically sync the latest podcasts, music and more from your stereo dock, AC adapter or speaker dock accessory.
Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing.3 Share full-length tracks of your favorite songs, albums, playlists, pictures and even audio podcasts. Listen to the full track of any song you receive up to three times, and even pass along songs you receive to other friends who have a Zune. If you like a song you receive, you can easily add it to your wish list and then buy it from your PC the next time you sync.
Recorded television content to go. The Zune software will now automatically import broadcast content recorded on Windows Media Center for Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate, so consumers can sync them onto their Zune and hit the road.
Built-in FM radio. With the built-in FM tuner you can listen to your favorite local FM radio stations while you’re on the go. Advanced tuning capabilities allow you to see the name of the song and artist currently playing on select frequencies.