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Microsoft Zune HD Review

Microsoft Zune HD Review

Microsoft's first Zune attempts won it a few dedicated users but a whole lot of criticism. In the face of Apple's all-conquering iPod touch there was only really one way to go, and that was touchscreen; the Zune HD marks not only the transition to being finger-friendly, but packs the latest OLED display technology, HD radio and by no means least 720p high-definition support. Clean reboot or BSOD? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Microsoft Zune HD Officially Not Bound for European Markets Any Time Soon

Microsoft Zune HD Officially Not Bound for European Markets Any Time Soon

Sorry to say, but it looks like Microsoft is following their trending behavior, and not planning on releasing the Zune HD any time soon in the European market. There are a lot of assumptions regarding the reasoning behind this, especially after the initial Zune models never roamed far from home, but the truth is, it probably boils down to the Software and the content that propels the Zune.

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Microsoft Zune HD Pamphlet Shows Off HD Movies In Marketplace

Microsoft Zune HD Pamphlet Shows Off HD Movies In Marketplace

The Zune Software is populated with many a great thing. From television shows, to podcasts, there's generally something for everyone. Of course, you can't expect any less from today's online marketplaces, now can you? And while many people were wondering why the Xbox 360 would be getting HD movies (via the upcoming update) before the Zune itself, those worries are now being addressed. And let's just say, the console isn't getting all the love.

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Microsoft Zune HD Shows Marketplace Apps at Best Buy Demo

Microsoft Zune HD Shows Marketplace Apps at Best Buy Demo

Did you happen to make it into a select few Best Buy stores over the weekend? If so, did you get a chance to stare at/touch/play with a Zune HD? We certainly hope so. But! If you didn't get that great of an opportunity, then it looks like a video might just have to cut it for now. And why is this video so amazing, other than giving you another look at the sexy piece of gadgetry? It shows off the Marketplace on the device, and then right there, smack-dab in the middle: Apps.

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Apple App Developers Being Bribed to Trade Over to the Microsoft Zune HD?

Apple App Developers Being Bribed to Trade Over to the Microsoft Zune HD?

One of the reasons the iPhone and iPod Touch are so popular, is because of the hefty App Store. There has been some significant conversations out on the web about whether or not mobile media devices releasing from this point on will survive in the market without having their own version of Apple's App Store, and now that Microsoft's Zune HD is on the precipice of release, people are wondering whether or not the Zune HD can move on from being just another Personal Music Player (PMP), and navigate into the lucrative world of mobile media.

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Microsoft Zune HD gets hands-on: awesome screen, proficient PMP

Microsoft Zune HD gets hands-on: awesome screen, proficient PMP

After the prematurely-released Zune HD press images yesterday, CNET had the chance to go hands-on with the latest pre-production model, and the best news (for Microsoft at least) is that they reckon it's the best Zune yet.  Gaining particular praise are the 3.3-inch OLED display, which is crisp and bright, while the browser - though lacking Flash support - works just like that of the iPod touch when it comes to multitouch gestures.

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