Zune HD Now On Sale For Pre-Order, In Stores Sept 15

Aug 13th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft has announced that Zune HD, the next generation of Microsoft’s portable digital media player, is available now for pre-order and will hit store shelves on Sept. 15.

The player, available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, is the first touch-screen Zune.

Both 16GB and 32GB capacities of Zune HD will be available in five different colors with the option to customize your player with one of 10 new engravings designed by guest artists.

PRICING: Zune HD 16GB: $219.99 (estimated retail price); Zune HD 32GB: $289.99 (estimated retail price)

WHEN: Pre-order starting Thursday, Aug. 13. Purchase in stores on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

WHERE ONLINE: http://www.zune.net/zunehd

WHERE IN STORE: Place a pre-order in person at Best Buy beginning Aug. 16. If you want a sneak peek, visit select stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. areas on Aug. 22 and 23.

Zune HD Features:

  • Built-in HD Radio receiver. Allows you to listen to higher-quality sound than is available from traditional radio channels, as well as access additional programming through HD2 and HD3 multicast channels from many of your favorite local FM radio stations at no extra cost.
  • HD video output capabilities. Supports HD video playback from the device through a premium HDMI A/V docking station (sold separately) directly to an HDTV in 720p, making it easy to enjoy better-than-DVD-quality video on your own big screen at home.
  • OLED touch screen. Allows you to easily flip through music, movies and other content. The 3.3-inch glass screen and 16:9 widescreen format display (480×272 resolution) offer a premium viewing experience.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi. Allows for browsing, streaming or downloading new music from Zune Marketplace.
    Internet browser. Full-screen Web browsing, optimized for the multitouch screen with zoom-in and zoom-out gestures.

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  2. msbpodcast says:

    Yawn…

    I’ve got a 160GB iPod and I’m running out of room. 16 or 32 GB is a joke.

  3. Voicer says:

    Gosh, msbpodcast, a 160GB iPod Touch? That’s awfully rare, especially since the Touch only comes in 8, 16, and 32 GB. You might want to make direct comparisons, rather than comparing a hard drive version of iPod to a flash drive touchscreen Zune.

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