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7/11/2006
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Mike Elgan
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Spy Photo, Name, Of Microsoft's 'iPod Killer' Leaked

We reported here July 5 that Microsoft was working on an "iPod killer" that would be on sale by Christmas. Details are now leaking out about the name -- it will be called the "Zune" -- and its design, according to this leaked photo, will look *a lot* like Apple's iPod.

We reported here July 5 that Microsoft was working on an "iPod killer" that would be on sale by Christmas.

Details are now leaking out about the name -- it will be called the "Zune" -- and its design, according to this leaked photo, will look *a lot* like Apple's iPod.(Warning: None of this information has yet been confirmed by Microsoft, so please file it all under the "very likely rumor" category.)

The first thing you notice about the picture is how very iPod-like it is -- so much so that I wouldn't be surprise if Apple sued. It's that round control wheel.

The device should play music and movies like Apples most recent 5G offering, and should be accompanied by a Microsoft version of iTunes. Some had speculated that Microsoft's player would also support games, but sources say no game menu is apparent in the device.

Stay tuned for more details as they emerge. (via Gizmodo)

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