Microsoft has confirmed that Toshiba will manufacture its Zune music player.

The confirmation follows reports of a regulatory filing Toshiba made to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that mentions the device and its features.

"Toshiba is manufacturing the device and the [FCC] report is legitimate," a spokeswoman for Microsoft's public relations firm said on Friday.

She declined to say if other hardware makers also would be building Zune players, adding that Microsoft will reveal further details of Zune in the next few weeks.

In addition to the name 'Zune', the device also is referred to as 'Pyxis' in Toshiba's filing. A collaborative service for Zune users, something akin to iTunes software and service, is called 'Argo'.

The FCC filing contains photos of what Toshiba's Zune player will look like.

According to the Zune user's manual included in the filing, the Zune device will include 30GB of storage, wireless capabilities and an FM radio tuner.

The wireless capabilities will allow users to search for other Zune devices in range and share music, photos, playlists and other media contents with those devices.