Zune HD

Zune 4.0 Software released; Zune HD to get 3D gaming, Twitter & Facebook

Zune 4.0 Software released; Zune HD to get 3D gaming, Twitter & Facebook

It comes as no great surprise, given our unboxing video and hands-on with the new PMP is already live, but Microsoft have officially announced the Zune HD.  As well as reconfirming the specs we've already heard - NVIDIA Tegra processor, 720p HD playback, OLED multitouch touchscreen and either 16GB or 32GB of storage - Microsoft have also revealed that yes, the Zune HD will play 3D games such as Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition and Audiosurf Tilt together with getting Twitter and Facebook clients later in 2009.

Zune HD hands-on and unboxing video

Zune HD hands-on and unboxing video

It feels like a long time from the early rumors to devices on shelves, but Microsoft's latest PMP, the Zune HD, is finally here.  Packing WiFi along with a touch-sensitive OLED display, the Zune HD is based on NVIDIA's Tegra 720p-capable chipset and promises not only music and high-definition video but also Internet access and gaming.

Video unboxing and demo, plus gallery, after the cut

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Zune HD premature promo video confirms 3D gaming

Zune HD premature promo video confirms 3D gaming

With the Zune HD officially launching in a matter of hours, it isn't long before all the mysteries of Microsoft's new PMP are splayed open like a druid sacrifice.  Still, until then we'll keep gobbling up whatever we're given, such as some prematurely posted adverts for the Zune HD and seemingly confirmation that it will be capable of 3D gaming.

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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 iPhone 3GS Is Apparently Capable of A Lot More

Apple iPhone 3GS Is Apparently Capable of A Lot More

Something to ponder over at the most, debate about at the least. Let's face it, Apple has been known to put the reigns on things they don't think is necessary. You may agree with the giant's work ethic, and others may not, but in the end it seems to be working out for them one way or another. This may be one of those random things that doesn't amount to anything, but considering what "the Zune HD" can do, maybe it's time that Apple takes a look at the capabilities of their monster hit, and quit holding it back.

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