Check out the first Zune HD commercial. It does not tell you much. Where are the features?
Microsoft Zune HD touch-screen media player is now available at retail with a black 16GB version for $219.99 and a platinum 32GB version for $289.99. The device will have an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) multitouch screen, an NVIDIA Tegra HD processor and HD Radio capabilities with software advancements such as the new Quickplay menu, a well-featured Web browser, and engaging music and video playback features to deliver a new portable listening and viewing experience.
Zune HD features 3D games such as Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, Vans Sk8: Pool Service and Audiosurf Tilt. Microsoft will later release Twitter for Zune and Facebook for Zune. Games can be added to Zune HD via Zune Marketplace over the Wi-Fi connection or when connected to the Zune PC software.
Users will soon receive instant HD Video streaming from Zune on the XBox 360.
See what Microsoft has to offer with the new portable music Zune HD device.
As we have reported previously on the leaked details of Zune HD and now it is all confirmed by the press release from Microsoft. The new device will have a 3.3 inch OLED touch-screen, multi-touch technology, built-in accelerometer, web browser, HD radio tuner, Wi-Fi, an NVIDIA Tegra processor and HDMI out port.
Zune HD will be released September 15. The 16GB will cost $220 and the 32Gb cost $290. You can get the either the black or platinum version.
Full press release after the jump.
Amazon has shown the prices of the new Zune HD and now we have leaked photos too. As you can see from the marketing material, the launch date is September 15.
Amazon is selling the 16GB black model for $220; and the 32GB version, in platinum, for $290.
Microsoft has official show off the new portable media device, Zune HD. The new device will have a 3.3 inch OLED touch-screen, multi-touch technology, built-in accelerometer, web browser, HD radio tuner, Wi-Fi, an NVIDIA Tegra processor and rumoured to have HDMI out port.
Microsoft has now officially confirmed the existence of Zune HD. It will be a multi-touch media player/Internet device which Microsoft will try to compete with Apple’s iPod Touch. Will it be also a gaming device? We think so, when the Zune Marketplace is incorporated into Microsoft’s Xbox Live Video marketplace.
Zune HD will feature:
- Zune HD comes with a built-in HD Radio receiver so users can listen to higher-quality sound than traditional radio on the go. Users also will have access to the additional song and artist data broadcast by HD Radio stations as well as additional channels from their favorite stations multicasting in HD. If you don’t like the song playing on your station’s HD channel, switch to its HD2 or HD3 channels for additional programming.
- The bright OLED touch screen interface allows users to flip through music, movies and other content with ease, and the 16:9 widescreen format display (480×272 resolution) offers a premium viewing experience on the go.
- The HD-compatible output lets Zune HD customers playback supported HD video files from the device through a premium high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) audiovisual docking station (sold separately) direct to an HD TV in 720p.*
- Zune HD will include a full-screen Internet browser optimized for multitouch functionality.
- Zune HD is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for instant streaming to the device from the more than 5 million-track Zune music store.
Microsoft’s upcoming Zune HD portable media player will feature a multi-touch Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED) display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and it will also feature a TV-OUT support using HDMI. The PMP will come in 16GB and 32GB versions and will also support wireless syncing to your computer. Rumour has it that the device will run 3D XBox games.
Zune HD will be out this September.