"Earlier this year, the idea of a Microsoft-branded MP3 player was foreign to most consumers. After all, what could the software giant do to the iPod dynasty that Windows Media hardware partners such as Creative, iRiver, and Samsung had been unable to do? Well, we all knew that after Microsoft's September 14 announcement, the Zune would be a different kind of portable media player, one that integrates wireless technology for Zune-to-Zune sharing of files, and one that works within a closed Zune Marketplace ecosystem. The 30GB device, which comes in black, white, or the love-it/hate-it brown, will enter the real world on November 14. I was lucky enough to test-drive the device today, and here are my first impressions."
James Kim from C|NET had the opportunity to take the Zune for a spin, and while it's a "first look" type report that doesn't have any hard details on battery life tests, etc., it does have a great overview of what the device is and does. You go read it while I mutter to myself about not having a Zune to review. ;-)