Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Microsoft Announces New Zune HD Portable Media Player

Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, “Zune HD”.

finally Microsoft came up with something which I can compare with I-pod, I am using Zune almost more than one n half years now, and I am very happy with its experience but still I always feel that there are many things missing in my Zune, and i feel this strongly when 2-3 months back my friend Vikram(VB) came back from US and I saw his i-pod with all these touch features, so many applications installed in it, wi-fi, browser, contacts list etc. I was always thinking that Microsoft should add all these things in Zune and Today my dream came in reality, Microsoft announced its New Zune  called “Zune HD”, along with Premium Zune digital entertainment service via XBox Live.

zuneHD 

Zune HD is the first portable media player that combines a built-in HD Radio receiver, high-definition (HD) video output capabilities, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, Wi-Fi and an Internet browser.

some New Features -

Touch screen :The bright OLED touch screen interface allows users to flip through music, movies and other content with ease, and the 16:9 widescreen format display (480x272 resolution) offers a premium viewing experience on the go.

HD Radio: Zune HD comes with a built-in HD Radio receiver so users can listen to higher-quality sound than traditional radio on the go. Users also will have access to the additional song and artist data broadcast by HD Radio stations as well as additional channels from their favorite stations multicasting in HD. If you don’t like the song playing on your station’s HD channel, switch to its HD2 or HD3 channels for additional programming.

HD Video Out:The HD-compatible output lets Zune HD customers playback supported HD video files from the device through a premium high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) audiovisual docking station (sold separately) direct to an HD TV in 720p

Wireless: Zune HD is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for instant streaming to the device from the more than 5 million-track Zune music store.

Web-browser: Zune HD will include a full-screen Internet browser optimized for multitouch functionality.

 

these are some key features announced by Microsoft, hope Zune HD will come up with more and more features inside it.

Reference links :

 http://www.zune.net/ZuneHD

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2009/may09/05-26ZuneHDPR.mspx

2 comments:

Patrick said...

What should be the approximate cost of this device? Compared to the features, I think it cannot be even close to i-pod touch. :)

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