SPOTLIGHT: Zune is here

Bryan Lee, corporate vice president for the entertainment business at Microsoft, said: "There were no walls and no barriers. That was the physical aspect and emotional aspect." He was referring to the intense collaboration between Toshiba and Microsoft in designing and manufacturing the Zune, Microsoft's response to the iPod. How intense was the collaboration? J. Allard, co-creator of the Xbox and Microsoft's corporate vice president for design and development, said: "We went from zero to 60 miles an hour in no time flat." Zune will allow songs, entire albums (with album art and other information) and whole playlists to be selected and wirelessly transmitted to any other Zune within range. Users are prompted to accept or deny the transfer; senders may also be blocked. Report