'Confirmed' Zune HD specs hit the web

By on April 15, 2009, 6:00 PM
Zune HD rumors have been doing the rounds over the last few days, with a ton of speculation regarding the device’s features and leaked pictures showing an iPod touch lookalike. But while Microsoft has yet to mention any details regarding their new portable media player, other than that updated hardware is coming later this year, Neowin reports that it can actually confirm some of its specs.


Citing unnamed sources within the company, Neowin claims the Zune HD will sport a 3.6-inch multi touch OLED display and an HDMI connection on the side to stream content directly to TVs. Nvidia’s Tegra graphics chip for mobile devices will be powering the new Zune, which will come in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 120GB versions. Other features include an HD Radio, support for wireless connectivity and a web browser.

The Zune platform is also being completely overhauled and further unconfirmed rumors suggest the updated device would even support “3D Xbox Games,” but it is unclear what form this will take – perhaps XBLA titles? We’ll have to wait for an official announcement, but if rumors hold true, Microsoft could have a much more competitive device in its hands this time around.




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captain828 said:
Microsoft seems to be kicking it into high gear with this Zune. Those are really good specs that put the iPod Touch to shame, but let's see the end result.
Relic said:
I hope they can deliver that would bring some serious competition imo. Played some of the XBLA games and they are rather fun would be nice to see them.
BlindObject said:
Well, it's nice to see MS is doing something about the Zune, however the jump from 32GB to 120GB is retarded. It should have something in between those too. Because To many people, 32GB isn't enough and 120GB is too much. An 80GB sounds optimal.
captain828 said:
[b]Originally posted by BlindObject:[/b][quote]Well, it's nice to see MS is doing something about the Zune, however the jump from 32GB to 120GB is retarded. It should have something in between those too. Because To many people, 32GB isn't enough and 120GB is too much. An 80GB sounds optimal. [/quote]Given the fact that these were "unnamed sources" I wouldn't bet they would leave such a hole in their lineup.What would be really interesting is turning this Zune into a phone, with 3G, 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS and couple it with a WinMo 6.5 that MS can update constantly (as Apple does it) and we would have a serious iPhone competitor.
Badfinger said:
4 to 32 gigs? Laughable! What is this 2004?I still have no multimedia player, I stick to a mp3 player.
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