April 15, 2009 weblog
Microsoft's Zune HD Leaked
(PhysOrg.com) -- It looks like Microsoft's Zune HD player will be a strong competition for Apple's iPod Touch. Uunconfirmed technical specifications of Microsoft's Zune HD player have now emerged and the new portable media player looks like a good contender with Apple's Touch.
The Zune HD will feature a multitouch OLED screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and an HDMI TV output port. The Zune HD will be available in a 16 and 32 GB version. Both versions will have wireless support that will allow you to sync the device with a computer. There's also some speculation that the Zune HD may use the Nvidia's Tegra chipset that would support 3D xbox games.
There will also be a Web browser incorporated into the player but no word yet as to what browser will be used. There's also speculation that the Zune HD may be running on Windows Mobile 6.5 which is expected to be released Q4, same as the player.
Sources have confirmed that the Zune HD is Microsoft's next version of portable media players. There's a Zune HD website, but it is not owned by Microsoft and is not operational yet. We can probably expect that an internal video of the Zune HD, which some sites have been talking about, will be leaking sometime soon. This will gives us a better idea of its dimensions and screen menus.
The Zune HD is expected to be available the fourth quarter of this year, most likely in September. Microsoft also plans to make improvements to the Zune Marketplace and expand its Zune platform beyond just the US and Canada.
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