Toshiba will build Microsoft's 'iPod'

by admin August 26, 2006 at 8:30 am

Microsoft Corp.’s answer to Apple’s iPod will be built by Toshiba Corp., the software company confirmed Friday.

The gadget, which will be one of the products marketed under Microsoft’s Zune brand, will let people share songs, photos, music playlists and other content with others through a wireless connection. One feature will allow a person to act as a disc jockey, sending music to up to four other devices.

Toshiba, which sells music and video players that use Microsoft’s Windows software, filed Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission for approval of the device. Microsoft spokeswoman Denise Gocke confirmed the filing and Toshiba’s role in the project.

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