It has emerged
that Microsoft has enlisted
the aid of Toshiba
in bringing their iPod killer to the masses. The two companies will partner up to produce Zune
- Microsoft's answer to the iPod, with Toshiba manufacturing this digital music player.
"Toshiba is manufacturing the device and the [FCC] report is legitimate," a spokeswoman for Microsoft's public relations firm said Friday.
Microsoft is expected to launch a series of music and entertainment products that compete with Apple’s iPod player and iTunes music service, with the first of these being due later this year.
Some rumours suggest that Zune will be able to interface with not just Windows but also with the Xbox 360, and that Zune will be able to use its wireless capabilities to search for other Zune devices in range and share music, photos, playlists and other media contents.