TWICE reports Zune for $299 in three colours

In TWICE today, the magazine reports that the first, new Zune players will be available this fall in three colors with an SRP of $299:

“Retailers who have been briefed by Microsoft told TWICE the player will offer Wi-Fi capability, but will require that the portable be connected to a PC for the actual purchase of songs…

“Both retailers said the player would incorporate a 30GB hard drive. One said the unit’s display screen would be larger than Apple’s iPod models. The retailers were pleased with Microsoft’s feature-per-price package.

“One retailer also said that Microsoft plans to continue to support its PlaysForSure licensees, even while it launches its own media Web site and sells its own digital media player, effectively competing with these same licensees.”

On colours, I’m guessing blue, red and black. I’d like to see a silver Zune. (What, no white? ; )

And what about subscription services? Still no official word, but I know that if I can’t access my Rhapsody To Go library, personally I’ll be dissatisfied.

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