The long-awaited Zune HD goes on sale starting today. Included with Zune HD and available for earlier models is Zune 4.0 software. The software uses cloud computing to allow you to move back and forth from watching video and listening to music on your Zune HD, PC or TV.
The Zune HD device offers the first portable HD Radio receiver on a Wi-Fi-enabled device. As described at Press Pass,
"Zune HD also features new casual games and non-gaming functionality such as a calculator and an MSN Weather application. Later this year, Zune plans to release free applications such as Twitter for Zune and Facebook for Zune, in addition to fun 3-D games such as “Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition,” “Vans Sk8: Pool Service,” and “Audiosurf Tilt. TM” Games can be added to Zune HD via Zune Marketplace over the Wi-Fi connection or when connected to the Zune PC software."
There much more to the Zune HD, which is at the top of my wish list. The brief video below (Silverlight required) demonstrates the highlights of the new Zune HD. In the meantime, I'm off to update my old Zune software to 4.0.
Zune HD Demonstration (Silverlight Required)
- Microsoft Press Pass - Microsoft Introduces a Powerful New Zune Media Player, PC Software and Online Services
- Microsoft Press Pass - New Zune Moves to Cloud
- Windows Experience Blog - New Zune Software Update for Zune 4.0 Optimized for Windows 7!
- Zune Insider - Zune 4.0 is Here!
- Zune Software Download - Zune software
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