Aiming to compete with Apple’s iPod Touch, Microsoft Corp. says the next generation of its Zune music player due out in the fall will have a touch screen, web browser, and an HD Radio receiver, reports the Associated Press. The new device, called the Zune HD, also will carry a high-definition video output that will allow users to play files through a docking station on HD televisions, Microsoft said. The Zune’s screen will use organic light-emitting diodes, a technology that helps improve battery life and image quality. Microsoft says the new Zune will be the first with a receiver for HD Radio. Radio stations have started using this digital technology to transmit extra channels alongside their regular broadcasts. The new features ramp up Microsoft’s effort to compete with Apple products such as the iPod Touch, and they highlight the company’s push to integrate different platforms, from PCs and mobile phones to the Xbox…

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