The next generation of Zune, Microsoft’s portable music player, will feature a touch screen, HD radio, web browser and HD video capabilities. The device will be called Zune HD and will offer the same Wi-Fi download capabilities that the Zune currently offers. It will be available this fall.
The X-Series Walkman from Sony is a video MP3 player that uses the latest in OLED technology. The Walkman features a 3-inch OLED screen with 180-degree viewing angle, a built-in digital noise cancelling technology that works with small microphones in the speakers to adjust based on ambient sounds, and mutliple connectivity options.
Memory-Tech, a Japanese CD manufacturer, has begun replicating client's music in glass. Memory-Tech claims that glass CDs, which they have dubbed “Crystal Discs”, sound better than their polycarbonate counterparts. The glass discs cost approximately $2000 each.
The HD Digital Radio Alliance has just released a thirteen-week ad campaign aimed at promoting the sound quality of an HD radio, its ability to access a thousand new stations, and educating the public about what a true HD radio entails.