It looks like the Zune is going to launch at $299, according to retailers that are set to sell the Microsoft portable music player. TWICE had a tip from a retail insider that the Zune will have WiFi, like we've been saying before, but won't be able to purchase music over WiFi. You'll have to connect the player to your PC and download the songs, then transfer it to your Zune—similar to how the iPod and iTunes connection works.

One new development is that Microsoft is planning to keep support for the PlaysForSure licensing on the Zune, even though their new music service will probably use something newer—something people have dubbed PlaysForSure 2 in the interim.

Microsoft Zune Will Hit Stores at $299 [TWICE via Guardian Blogs]