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.
According to the company, at E3 "attendees will see first-hand how Zune integrates into Xbox LIVE creating a game-changing entertainment experience".
Amazing. My iPhone 3G is no slouch, but this, this is a whole new world of awesome.
So it's now settled, I'm buying this for general use and games? (Zune games? XBLA games?) iPhone for browsing and use as a phone.
I love technology.
It looks like the leaked specs were true. i'm so buying this Day 1.
Someone care to explain why this "Zune HD " is so awesome?
Holy crap thats sexy.
" Ever since the issue of a whole new Zune appeared a couple of days ago, everyone's been talking about this future HD-capable portable player from Microsoft, trying to find out more details regarding this issue. However, information is still relatively sketchy, but the pieces of data available do manage to paint the picture of a device that will surely pose a threat to the mighty iPod.
Some of the most interesting bits of info come from the guys over at Neowin, who are well-known for having some pretty reliable sources within the software giant from Redmond. And without a doubt, the most important piece of news provided by these insiders is the fact that the future Zune HD player will be built around one of the most promising portable computing platforms, NVIDIA's Tegra.
Confirmed rumors also include the 3.6-inch OLED full touch screen, the available storage capacities (ranging between 4GB and 120GB), as well as the built-in Web browser and HD radio. Plus, the device will apparently pack an HDMI connector for streaming video directly to one's TV, as well as a Wi-Fi module.
There are some unconfirmed rumors, which might or might not prove to be true, ultimately, such as a possible built-in camera, a limited edition dock accessory in various colors, and 3D Xbox Game Support.
The same sources confirm the fact that the future Zune HD device should be available at some point over the course of fall 2009, when we also might see Microsoft's player become available worldwide, something we've all been waiting for eagerly for quite some time now. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the final version will provide all (or any) of the features mentioned above, but until further notice, you can expect this and a whole lot more from the Zune, especially since MS seems to be quite keen on pushing it forward (perhaps stealing some of that iPod sweet market share in the process)."