Zune HD 64 confirmed; 16GB & 32GB prices slashed

Remember the Zune HD 64 spotted on the Microsoft's site earlier this week?  The company has just been in touch to let us know that it is indeed launching a 64GB version of the OLED touchscreen PMP, together with reducing the price of the existing 16GB and 32GB models.  The new Zune HD 64 will arrive April 12th for $349.99.

It will be available in Platinum, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Magenta, and otherwise have the same specifications of the current models.  As for the Zune HD 16, that will be cut to $199.99, and the Zune HD 32 will be reduced to $269.99.  So far there's no sign of the new 64GB version on Microsoft's Zune.net site, though it will apparently go up for sale at ZuneOriginals.com in mid-April.

Meanwhile Microsoft are also promising more details over the next few days on the Zune HD 4.5 firmware also tipped earlier in the week.  That's expected to include the company's Smart DJ feature together with Xvid and AVI video container support.