Today's Zune announcements at E3 unfortunately are not about new additional specs, release dates, ect... but the new has to do with Zune being the new entertainment platform on the Xbox 360. Full on with 1080p streaming... take that Blueray...
Press Release: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/p...06-01E3PR.mspx
·Video startup is as close to instantaneous as possible by seamlessly transitioning between many different bitrates and resolutions of video
·Video playback will start at a low bitrate for fast download time and then ramp up to a higher bitrate and quality
·This process enables delivery of up to 1080p with 5.1 surround sound
·Enhanced search functions within Zune video on Xbox LIVE helps you easily find your favorite film or TV show
This a great opportunity for users to gainaccess to a high-def home video experience on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.In addition to the eight markets we announced last week (US, Canada, UK, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain), Zune video will also launch along with Xbox LIVE in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Also, last.fm comming to xbox, as well as twitter and facebook.