Microsoft has announced the updated version of the Zune. It's sleeker than before, and can sync with your computer wirelessly via WiFi. However, it still lacks the feature most commonly associated with Wi-Fi: web browsing. Microsoft should create a web browser for the Zune that rivals Safari on the iPhone and iPod touch, especially given than many people are underwhelmed with the iPod touch's capacity. The lack of a touchscreen might be an issue for the Zune, but the new Zune Pad (or "squircle") could work like a trackpad for navigating web sites.
When asked about Apple iPod, Chris Stephenson, the GM of Global Marketing of the Zune, said:
"We're not the hardware company they are," he said, laughing. "But then again, they're not the software company that we are."
If that's really the case, Microsoft should have no problem creating a mobile browser on par with Safari...