Microsoft's Zune is becoming, more and more, and important player in the new media space.
And, by player, I mean the physical player and their status as “player” in this space.
Love 'em or loath 'em, Microsoft is serious about the Zune and the Spring 2008 update (launching sometime tomorrow) helps to better solidify their place in our space.
I got a chance to play with the updated devices a few weeks back and am impressed with what Microsoft will be making available tomorrow.
There are three big areas worth examining: television content in the marketplace, an expanded social element (complete with friend's Zune Cards on the your device), and some enhancements (or bug fixes) in the software that should clean up some power user's complaints.
Nothing new for the Podcast at this point, but an impressive update none the less.