Microsoft expected to make big Zune announcement today

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - According to numerous media rumors, Microsoft may be announcing a sequel to the Zune today, despite lackluster sales of the original model.

Microsoft is expected to make an announcement today concerning the Zune.  It did not take long for rumors to begin circulation that a new Zune will be shown.  There have already been unofficial leaks about a media player sequel for the software giant, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

The original Zune launched last November, but was pummeled by the neighboring releases of the Wii and Playstation 3.

The Zune got a minimal revival last month when a limited edition Halo 3 version of the device made its debut.  In July, Microsoft announced that it had sold one million units, reaching its sales goal.