Opinion: Why Microsoft's Zune scares Apple to the core: "Zune is a music and video player that Microsoft will launch in the U.S. on Nov. 14 for $249.99. Other countries will have to wait until next year. It's made in China by Toshiba Corp.
The initial version will sport a 30GB hard drive, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3-in. screen (320-by-240-pixel QVGA viewable in either portrait or landscape mode), an FM tuner that will display song information from stations that broadcast a Radio Broadcast Data Standards (RBDS) signal and a built-in nonreplaceable lithium-ion rechargeable battery that will probably deliver about 12 hours of music or about 3.5 hours of video on a single charge. It won't last as long as the iPod, but it will charge faster."