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Zune landing in US on 14th November

14th of November: that's the date when US shoppers will be able to get their grease-stained hands on Microsoft's Zune.Just when our manicured digits w

14th of November: that’s the date when US shoppers will be able to get their grease-stained hands on Microsoft’s Zune.Just when our manicured digits will get a feel of the 30GB player remains to be seen but there’s some tantalising news on download services and accessories. Microsoft’s set the price of single tracks at 79 points (the same used for Xbox Live Arcade games), while the all-you-can-eat service with access to two million songs will cost US$14.99 a month in the States.BundleAlready on board will be a pile of pre-loaded content, including such hits as CSS with Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above, uh huh, and Kinski, live, with The Snowy Parts Of Scandinavia, we see. Other short films and music videos will also show off the three-inch LCD.Continued…

Accessory-wise, there’ll be three packs called ‘Home A/V’, ‘Travel’ and ‘Car’, which bundle up a slew of useful bits and pieces including a dock and wireless remote for hooking up to your home stereo, a headphone splitter and decent cans for travelling and a car charger and FM transmitter for when you’re on the road.That last one looks unlikely to make it across the Atlantic officially, due to our restrictive radio broadcast laws (though this could change). Each pack costs around US$100 or you can buy items separately.We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more UK news and let you know as soon as we get it. Essentials

Microsoft ZunePrice: £TBA (US$250 in US)On sale: TBA (14th November in US)Contact: MicrosoftRelated stories:Questions over Zune battery lifeZune unmasked in US

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