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#1 daco_inc

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 08:13 AM

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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.

Update: Microsoft's just sent out a press release (after the break) and launched an official Zune HD page.

Update 2: We just got sent a picture of black Zune HD, now after the break, which we're told Microsoft is giving out to selected "Zune MVP" sites such as Inside the Circle and ZuneTracks. See it for yourself after the break.

http://www.engadget....-way-this-fall/

Looks really cool. I've only had iPods (currently an iPod Touch), but I'm tempted to switch over to Zune. Will have to wait for all the specs, but I'm pretty sure it won't be disappointing.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:01 AM

damn, thats pretty clean

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:46 AM

Makes me want to orgasm.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 03:55 PM

I love my 30 gb Zune, looks like I need a upgrade

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 04:18 PM

Not gonna lie... this thing looks hot.

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 04:19 PM

I love my 30 gb Zune, looks like I need a upgrade

same here

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Posted May 27, 2009 - 10:21 PM

i been looking for a new media player, my ipod is getting old


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Posted May 27, 2009 - 11:56 PM

I'm still going to stick to my 32gig touch
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Posted May 28, 2009 - 03:59 PM

Anybody know how much storage this is going to have and the price?
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Posted May 28, 2009 - 04:28 PM



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Posted May 28, 2009 - 05:25 PM

Sexy.

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Posted May 28, 2009 - 07:09 PM

Looks pretty nice, but I don't think anything will surpass the iPod Touch because of its apps.
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Posted May 29, 2009 - 04:23 PM

Looks pretty nice, but I don't think anything will surpass the iPod Touch because of its apps.



And now that OS 3.0 is coming out... They even say it will have full bluetooth compatibility.


Btw, nice screen, but how is it possible that it can't show the full word...


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#14 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted June 01, 2009 - 04:25 PM

IN teresting ...

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Posted June 01, 2009 - 04:29 PM

Makes me want to orgasm.

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Posted June 01, 2009 - 04:35 PM

Makes me want to orgasm.

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Posted June 01, 2009 - 04:53 PM

I gotta have it.

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Posted June 07, 2009 - 11:49 PM

I need to upgrade my original 30GB Zune. It's a great MP3 player besides the size which isn't a huge deal.


Try it out everyone...

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Posted June 08, 2009 - 12:02 AM

My 30 GB freezes a bunch.

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Posted June 24, 2009 - 02:50 PM

Hands-on impressions with video:

http://gizmodo.com/5...-and-video-tour

This thing looks really, really slick. The UI oozes polish.




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