Microsoft Zune HD to ship September 15th, could give iPod Touch a run for its money

Posted by Simpur | Posted in , , , | Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009

Zune HD

Gadget sites from all around the world have lately been flooded with news and photos of the upcoming sexy-looking Zune HD, Microsoft's answer to Apple's iPod Touch, which seems like it could be a winner among media player enthusiasts.

Scheduled to be launched on September 15th, the Zune HD, as it name suggests, is capable of playing High Definition 720p media when it's hooked up to a TV (via HDMI).

Zune HD

The player boasts a super-crisp 3.3-inch 16:9 OLED touchscreen, which from the video below looks like it has a smooth and super-sexy interface - probably much more fun to look at than the current iPod Touch.

Microsoft Zune HD Demo

Besides the usual media player features of music and video playback, Internet connectivity and picture viewing, the Zune HD will also be able to receive HD radio.

The fashion conscious will be able to choose from 10 new exclusive designs, available in five different colours (blue, lime green, red/maroon, beige, black and silver).

Probably the most appealing thing about the Zune HD is its price - US$219.99 for the 16GB model and US$289.99 for the 32GB model - price points that could tempt buyers away from the US$229 (16GB) and US$399 (32GB) prices of the iPod Touch.

Could this device finally be the iPod killer? Only time will tell..

Zune HD

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Comments (1)

nope. failed! ipod touch's got camera now and better apps store than microsoft. In fact Android's marketplace (even Android phones alone) is way better than any of the Zunes combined. I'd say Android devices are the one that's giving ipods (all combined including iphones) a run for its money. It's not the hardware that matters, it's the user's experience that determines everything.

A rock is just a rock but a sculpture can design and make it more practical.. i.e the first wheel - like all devices are the same.

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