Confirmed: Zune is Toshiba… For Now

is an OEMed Toshiba Gigabeat with additional features designed specifcially for Microsoft. This does not mean that Toshiba will sell the Zune – it will be a Microsoft Product.

This was done to make it in time for a Christmas launch and Microsoft will take over production after that, adding many more models to the line including a Shuffle/Nano-style mini players as well as a high end UMPC-like PMP. The PMP is a “monster” with gaming, video, and music built-in, along with the wireless features we’re expecting from Zune.

The Zune will not have an FM-transmitter, as previously described.