Zune HD

NVIDIA and Microsoft Are InTEGRAl to the Zune HD

NVIDIA and Microsoft Are InTEGRAl to the Zune HD

Sure, it's common knowledge that the Zune HD will be powered by a ridiculously powerful NVIDIA Tegra processor, and that's one of the many reasons the Zune HD is so anticipated at this point. But up until recently, NVIDIA has been pretty quiet about their powerhouse of a processor, for whatever reason. It wasn't until the Zune HD went up for pre-order, that NVIDIA's website began to reflect the upcoming release, and with it, they got down to the nitty-gritty, detailing exactly what we should expect with the Zune HD's September 15th launch.

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Zune Gets Creative with XNA

Zune Gets Creative with XNA

The media portion of the upcoming Zune HD is something of considerable consideration recently, as many people are wondering if the upcoming PMP will strive to defeat the iPod Touch, or even start a fight with it. And, as we've seen recently, Microsoft seems pretty determined to get the ball rolling on developers working with their peripheral. But, one question that hadn't been pressed much, was how the future games of the Zune HD could be developed and implemented.

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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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Zune HD preorders taken: arrives September 15th

Zune HD preorders taken: arrives September 15th

Microsoft have officially announced the Zune HD for pre-orders, with the OLED touchscreen PMP set to land in pockets on September 15th.  Given the numerous leaks over the past few days, it comes as no great surprise to hear that the Zune HD is priced at $219.99 for the 16GB model and $289.99 for the 32GB model.  Your money gets you a 3.3-inch 16:9 480 x 272 display, NVIDIA Tegra chipset and - via an optional dock - 720p output for your HDTV.

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Microsoft Xbox Might Be Heading Beyond the Console

Microsoft Xbox Might Be Heading Beyond the Console

The Xbox Live update went out today, which included a bit of a shocker in of itself, but something a bit more interesting has emerged from a Microsoft job posting, sent out yesterday. It looks like Microsoft is looking LIVE Community Director in the Entertainment & Devices Division. From the posting, it looks like Microsoft is vying to bring together not just the Xbox 360 and Zune, but also Windows Mobile.

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Zune HD pre-order product page hits Amazon

Zune HD pre-order product page hits Amazon

Amazon have launched a pre-launch product page and a pre-order page for the Zune HD, offering users the opportunity to sign up for Microsoft's upcoming PMP.  While there is no release date mentioned on either Amazon page, and the pre-order links do not yet work, a Best Buy leak earlier in the week seemingly confirmed that Microsoft would be offering the two models - a 16GB and a 32GB version - with September 8th the date tipped for launch.

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