- 27 May 09, 06:04 GMT
The Zune is back - well, sort of.
Microsoft has announced that the Zune will now morph into an entertainment platform - across PC, mobile and console - including HD TV and film content on the Xbox Live service in Europe.
No details of what that content is yet, however, nor how it will integrate, if at all, with an announcement in the UK on Thursday expected to involve a major TV partner
Microsoft also announced a new HD Zune player, with built-in HD radio. And guess what? It's only available in the US - again.
While it's impossible to draw judgement on the first part of the announcement, the launch of a new device once again in the US only must mark the last throw of the dice for Microsoft in the portable player market.
Can Zune ever rise above its place in popular culture as a by-word for coming in second?
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