Microsoft has selected Japan’s Toshiba to manufacture its upcoming Zune digital music player, which the software giant hopes will give Apple Computer and its mega-popular iPod a run for its money in the digital media and download space.
The news comes from a document filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Toshiba and made publicly available on Thursday.
The filing includes photos of the device as well as the various mechanisms inside of it, and it also confirms previous reports that Zune will feature wireless capabilities, an FM radio tuner and the ability to stream music to other Zune users. Individuals using Zune will be able to share music with as many as four “nearby” users, according to the filing. It is unclear whether the device will be able to interact with the Redmond, Wash.-based firm’s Xbox gaming consoles, as was previously reported by various news outlets. The model featured in the FCC filing has 30GB of storage, and it’s available in black, white and brown color schemes.