Microsoft Zune HD portable media player revealed

Microsoft Zune HD portable media player revealed

Summary: Microsoft has unveiled official photos of its Zune HD portable media player. The player is rumored to support streaming music, offer a 'Zune Marketplace,' cost around $249 for a base 16GB model (in addition to a 32GB model and a rumored 64GB model), boast full support for 720p video though its HDMI out port and perhaps arrive in September.

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  • Microsoft has unveiled official photos of its Zune HD portable media player. The player is rumored to support streaming music, offer a 'Zune Marketplace,' cost around $249 for a base 16GB model (in addition to a 32GB model and a rumored 64GB model), boast full support for 720p video though its HDMI out port and perhaps arrive in September.

    Read the original post:Microsoft Zune HD revealed in pictures; black, silver
  • Microsoft has unveiled official photos of its Zune HD portable media player. The player is rumored to support streaming music, offer a 'Zune Marketplace,' cost around $249 for a base 16GB model (in addition to a 32GB model and a rumored 64GB model), boast full support for 720p video though its HDMI out port and perhaps arrive in September.

    Read the original post:Microsoft Zune HD revealed in pictures; black, silver
  • Microsoft has unveiled official photos of its Zune HD portable media player. The player is rumored to support streaming music, offer a 'Zune Marketplace,' cost around $249 for a base 16GB model (in addition to a 32GB model and a rumored 64GB model), boast full support for 720p video though its HDMI out port and perhaps arrive in September.

    Read the original post:Microsoft Zune HD revealed in pictures; black, silver
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Topics: Apple, Hardware, Microsoft, Mobility

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  • yawn

    Why? This is the worst "me too" device ever, except perhaps the Dell DJ Ditty.
    Monkeypox
    • Are you going to say that when Apple releases a tablet?

      nt
      Heatlesssun
  • RE: Microsoft Zune HD portable media player revealed (Microsoft Zune HD portable media player revealed)

    Excellent !!!...I am buying a 32gb....

    Apple...enough of your crap.
    wisernova
  • L.A.M.E.

    Idiot!
    Kromaethius
  • 64GB?

    That gets my attention. But for MSFT to have ANY traction with this iteration they need to be FAR more aggressive on the pricing...and need to lose the proprietary management software and allow other apps to work with the device.

    The iPod Touch has far too large a following for ANY competitor to price only slightly cheaper. Apple's mature App Store alone is an 800 lb gorilla.
    flatliner
    • using the latest NVidia Tegra chip (with 8 dedicated processors)

      I am looking forward to having the 32GB version.. Youtube the "zune hd" and see how what a breeze it is to use, even though the screen isn't hd, I think its amoled or something, but please correct me.

      Also take your time to review the nvidia tegra chip here: http://www.zuneboards.com/?p=vB43372

      now tell me if this is not enticing...
      nessrapp
      • Nothing really new with the Tegra..

        Well hyped but there is nothing new there that the hand-held embedded
        market has not been doing for 10-15 years. This includes WinMo,
        iPhone and Pre devices.
        Bruizer
  • They Don't Call A......

    Poopy Brick for nothing.

    Pack it in MS.
    yobtaf
  • Why the panic?

    Why do the Apple fanboys always spaz out with stories like this?
    stano360
    • Re: Why the panic?

      Because they're Apple fanboys. It's surprising
      that they would bash something because it has
      features that the iPod doesn't.
      Personally, the previous Zunes have looked rather
      enticing to me, so adding an HD radio sweetens the
      deal. Too bad I don't have an HDMI jack on my old
      TV(which I don't use much anyway), otherwise that
      could be a selling point too.
      Garrett Williams