Also on the menu at Microsoft’s Zune launch today was a new top-end 80GB Zune, with a 3.2-inch screen and sleek black styling. It’s going to cost $249.99 in the US, although sadly there’s still no details on when MS will bring its players to Europe. Bah.
Anyway, the 80GB Zune includes the new Zune Pad touch-sensitive navigation button (NOT a scrollwheel, obviously), and features a revamped user interface and the ability to customise the display with your own wallpaper picture.
An FM tuner is also included, and you’ll be able to wirelessly synchronise the Zune with your home network – something that can be automated. The device will also work with Microsoft’s Windows Media Center software to transfer over recorded TV shows.