Microsoft has new Zune in the works
Media player will come with internet browserNEW YORK -- Microsoft plans to launch a new version of its Zune portable media player this year in the U.S., incorporating high-definition video, touch-screen technology and WiFi connection.
Microsoft said Tuesday that the new Zune, its answer to Apple's popular iPod digital music player, also will come with an Internet browser and a built-in HD radio receiver that offers higher-quality sound than traditional radio.
It did not give a price or a specific date, but said it is due in the fall.
The company added new features to Zune's music service last year, enabling users to download music wirelessly and buy songs they hear on the device's built-in FM radio.