Are You Ready To Zune?

Well, I’m not, in fairness. I’ve only recently splashed out over 400 euro for a 60GB iPod video and then Stevie (Jobs) Wonder goes and announces a massive price cut, when initial price cuts still haven’t hit European shores.

Anyway, gripe with Apple’s pricing policy aside, there’s going to be massive coverage on the web tonight and tomorrow about Zune as it goes to launch, with initial details now available in the Zune Virtual Pressroom.

Marking the next big milestone for its Connected Entertainment vision, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled details of the first products to be released under its Zune™ brand. Designed around the principles of sharing, discovery and community, Zune will create new ways for consumers to connect and share entertainment experiences. The Zune experience centers around connection — connection to your library, connection to friends, connection to community and connection to other devices.

“The digital music entertainment revolution is just beginning,” said J Allard, vice president, design and development, at Microsoft, who is leading the charge for building the family of Zune products. “With Zune, we are not simply delivering a portable device, we are introducing a new platform that helps bring artists closer to their audiences and helps people find new music and develop new social connections.”

Go knock yourself out with all the details on Microsoft’s Zune here.