Attention all Zune owners out there! I just read over at the Supersite for Windows that Microsoft will be releasing the Zune 3.0 software/firmware update on September 16, 2008.
The update adds some interesting features to the player. One makes use of the built-in FM tuner. Supposedly, if you are listening to the FM tuner on the Zune and hear a song you want, you will be able to tap the pad and purchase the song via wi-fi through the Zune Market Place.
Another new feature is the addition of Audio Book support from Audible and Overdrive.
There is not much in the way of hardware improvements with this release. They appear to only be increasing the storage sizes of the Zune models. Making 8 gig, 16 gig and 120 gig versions instead of the 4, 8, and 80.
This new release is not out until September 16th but, Paul Thurrott has done a complete review over at the SuperSite if you are interested in the complete new feature set. You can read his review here.
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