Microsoft has finally given additional details with regards to its Zune digital media player that is scheduled to be launched on November 14.
According to the company, the Zune, which will contain 30 gigabytes of hard disk space, will be retailing at $249.99. Microsoft also announced the pricing for its Zune music store, which will cost 79 points per track and $14.99 per month for an unlimited subscription. Similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Marketplace, consumers will be given the chance to get Microsoft Points for an as yet undetermined price. They can then spend it on content at about 60 cents per 100 points.
Microsoft’s pricing structure is quite “confrontational”. Although the Zune will be selling for about the same price as the Apple iPod, the pricing of its music store is actually cheaper than the iTunes store. It will be interesting to see how Apple will respond to this newest attack on their digital music supremacy.
[tags]Apple, iPod, Microsoft, Zune, digital media, Xbox[/tags]