The Zune HD specifications and rumored
pricing were leaked
this week and today Microsoft
has made pricing official. Redmond will be offering the 32GB Zune
HD for $289.99 and the 16GB version will sell for $219.99.
is taking pre-orders on the platinum 32GB Zune HD and a black 16GB
Zune HD now online. The Zune HD devices can be purchased in stores on
September 15. The pre-order devices are in the platinum or black
colors only, but the device will be offered in five different colors
and have ten different art engraving options.
The Zune HD is
the first Microsoft PMP to offer a touch screen. While the specs on
the HD leaked a while back, Microsoft has officially confirmed them
the Zune HD will offer a HD radio receiver, HD video output, an OLED
3.3-inch screen with 480 x 272 resolution, integrated Wi-Fi, and a
full internet browser. The device also runs the NVIDIA Tegra HD
Along with the debut of the Zune HD device will
come a slew of new accessories as well. The Zune AV Dock will connect
the HD to your TV with 720p capability and will sell for $89.99, the
Zune HD AV & Power Pack will sell for $49.99 and connect the Zune
HD to the TV and keep it charged.
There will undoubtedly be a slew of
other accessories coming from third-party vendors as well to lure
money out of the pockets of new Zune HD owners.