The New York Times is reporting today with some new, juicy information about Microsoft's iPod rival that has been in the works and speculation for quite some time now.


According to the Times, entertainment industry executives briefed on the plans for the device last night and said it should be ready for a holiday season release. This device will also have wireless capabilities for song downloading on the fly. Also mentioned during the briefing is the fact that this player will include a more advanced screen than the iPod. No further information was divulged about how this screen is more advanced than Apple's iPod screen. Sounds like some good stuff, we'll keep you posted on more information as we hear it.

Looking to Take On Apple's iPod, Microsoft Plans Its Own Hand-Held Player [NY Times]