Well, it's official now: the Zune HD is coming out on September 15, and you can pre-order it right now at a number of online vendors. So says Microsoft in an announcement on the Zune website.
As expected, the Zune HD is launching in 16GB and 32GB capacities. The former can be pre-ordered for $219.99 at Newegg, while the latter is $289.99. The pre-orders only cover a single color for each model, though. On September 15, Microsoft says, you'll be able to grab a Zune HD in "five different colors with the option to customize your player with one of 10 new engravings designed by guest artists."
The announcement sums up the Zune HD's main features, too, including confirmation that it's powered by an Nvidia Tegra system-on-a-chip. You're also getting a 3.3" OLED touch screen, Wi-Fi, HD video output (through a separately sold docking station), HD radio support, and a full-screen web browser with multi-touch goodness.
|Gmail and Google Now conspire to streamline your Inbox||7|
|VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance||11|
|Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives||23|
|In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches||28|
|GeForce 344.48 driver enables DSR on Kepler, Fermi GPUs||74|
|ARM intros two new CCN 'uncore' products for data center SoCs||13|
|G.Skill's Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD boasts 2000MB/s transfer rates||28|
|First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center||19|
|I just found this AMAZING trick! Call of Duty takes up 0GB if you just don't buy it!||+106|