Microsoft announced the price of its Zune digital media player, which will launch on Nov. 14 at about the same price as a comparable Apple iPod. The Zune, which contains 30-Gbytes of hard-disk-based storage, will cost $ 249.99. Pricing for its Zune music store, which will cost 79 “points” per track and $ 14.99 per month for an unlimited subscription. The Zune offers Wi-Fi connectivity to allow limited sharing of songs, as well as an FM tuner, both features that the iPod lacks. The Zune will also ship with a collection of prerecorded content, as well as a host of accessories including the previously announced car, travel, and A/V bundles, together with standalone options.

Microsoft announced the price of its Zune digital media player, which will launch on Nov. 14 at about the same price as a comparable Apple iPod. The Zune, which contains 30-Gbytes of hard-disk-based storage, will cost $ 249.99. Pricing for its Zune music store, which will cost 79 “points” per track and $ 14.99 per month for an unlimited subscription. The Zune offers Wi-Fi connectivity to allow limited sharing of songs, as well as an FM tuner, both features that the iPod lacks. The Zune will also ship with a collection of prerecorded content, as well as a host of accessories including the previously announced car, travel, and A/V bundles, together with standalone options.