Zune HD is official, heading your way this Fall

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  1. charlieiscool12

    charlieiscool12 New Member

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    yea so sorry to post this on a iPod forum, but its very breaking news...

    Zune HD is official, heading your way this Fall


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    That's right folks, the Zune HD is real, and it's coming this Fall. Microsoft officially announced the next iteration in their Zune line today, making it less of a tripped out pipe dream, and more of a totally tubular reality. The specs, which look exactly like that leak we saw, go like this: 3.3-inch, 480 x 272 OLED capacitive touchscreen display, built-in HD Radio receiver, HD output (utilizing a new dock -- not on-board), and... not much more right now. Microsoft is doing away with the famed squircle in favor a full multitouch device, and they seemed to indicate that some new touch-friendly apps and games would be headed our way, though they were fairly mum when it came to details. The device will boast an IE-based, customized browser, but little else was said in the way of software.

    Details are also scarce concerning storage capacities, CPU performance, and other crucial numbers, but it seems like they've got more in store come E3... and that's the next big piece of news. Zune integration is coming to the Xbox and Xbox Live, as the Zune marketplace will step in to replace the current Live video resources, expanding the library and offering all kinds of new perks, like Zune's first foray into international waters. According to the company, at E3 "attendees will see first-hand how Zune integrates into Xbox LIVE creating a game-changing entertainment experience" -- we're not entirely sure what the means right now, but it sounds sweet. Try to contain your excitement.

    source: http://www.engadget.com/

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    Touch Screen
    Get quick and instant access to your content with multi-touch navigation. With a 3.3-inch screen and vivid 16:9 OLED display (480x272 resolution), premium entertainment is at your fingertips.

    HD Radio Tune into all your favorite stations with crystal-clear reception. With an integrated HD Radio receiver, you can access a variety of HD Radio stations at no additional cost. Plus, tag the songs you like for later purchase.

    HD Video Out
    Watch supported 720p HD movies, TV shows and videos in high definition on your HDTV through the Zune HD & AV Dock (sold separately). Or take them with you for premium entertainment on the go. Additional dock and HDTV are required.

    Wi-Fi
    Connect, update, and buy content wirelessly from Wi-Fi hot spots. Stream millions of songs over Wi-Fi directly to your Zune HD and turn it into a portable digital jukebox.

    Browser
    Surf the web anytime, anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. Enjoy your favorite websites with a full-featured web browser including tap-to-zoom technology, built-in accelerometer, and touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.

    http://www.zune.net/en-us/mp3players/zunehd/default.htm
  2. eric_chaos

    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    lol@the screws
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    haha ya the screws make it look some what cheap compared to the touch
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    i know right? design fail

    looks like triwing screws....
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    That looks extremely ugly.
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    I agree with cyanide, that is completely ugly, the back has a very crappy design, especially the screws, and the front is just eww
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    charlieiscool12 New Member

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    can you say, app store knockoff?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    That argument is old and dumb. Lots of platforms have "Stores". Look at Steam, which was here WAY before the App Store. And now there's PSN, Xbox Live Market Place, WiiWare thingy store place, Blackberry App World, Nokia's Store etc.
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    IE based browser? Hell no
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    looks like microsoft just decided to match the features of the ipod touch, and not surpass it

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