Zune unmasked in US

Microsoft is still as talkative as Zippy about its Zune project, but a US commission has just approved the device and revealed some stats and pics in

Microsoft is still as talkative as Zippy about its Zune project, but a US commission has just approved the device and revealed some stats and pics in the process.

All gadgets have to be passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) before they can go into production, and its website has posted details about this Toshiba-made music player which has the prisoner-like moniker ‘1089’.

Its photos reveal the Zune logo on the gizmo’s back, and the documents confirm a number of the much-rumoured specs. The device has on-board Wi-Fi, presumably for music sharing, a 30GB capacity and 3in LCD.

Despite some slightly absurd rumours to the contrary, it does have video-playing capability along with an FM radio, and will be produced in three colours – white, black and a slightly seventies brown.

Zune’s Insider Blogger has already warned gadgeteers to take such pictures with a hefty pinch of salt, but it looks likely that this is the slightly podgy and unwieldy form that the player – now in its beta-testing stage – is likely to take. More updates as we get ‘em.

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