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64GB Zune HD gets a launch date

Earlier this week, DailyTech reported that the 64GB Zune HD made an early appearance on the official Zune website. Although the link to the actual product was inactive, Microsoft’s intentions were clearly made.

Today, Microsoft has officially confirmed the existence and upcoming release of the 64GB Zune HD. According to Microsoft, the new player will launch on April 12 at a price of $349.99. For comparison, Apple’s 64GB iPod touch rings up at $399.

In addition to the pricing and availability information for the 64GB Zune HD, Microsoft also announced that the existing 16GB and 32GB models will each receive a $20 price reduction.

Updated 4/9/2010

Microsoft just let us know that the 64GB Zune HD is now available to order in Platinum, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Magenta.

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By MadMan007 on 3/31/2010 2:55:20 PM , Rating: 2
What they need to do is push it out worldwide. I'm still not certain why they haven't done that at least for the hardware. The Zune store might have distirbution licensing issues but that shouldn't stop them from launching the hardware worldwide. Maybe whatever Zune comes out after Phone 7 is launched will go worldwide.

By Mitch101 on 4/9/2010 2:00:54 PM , Rating: 3
I want one to replace my Zune 30 but am disappointed by the lack of applications available for it.

Apps (5 Apps)

Games (12 Games)

Probably explains why the rumors of the Zune HD2 based on the Mobile 7 technology specs.

By kmmatney on 4/9/2010 3:54:59 PM , Rating: 2
Wow! Is that it? Seriously?

By Cypherdude1 on 4/9/2010 11:50:49 PM , Rating: 1
I use my Samsung S3 player strictly for playing music. I hook it up to my car and my, 100 RMS watt, 2.1 speakers when I'm doing yard or garage work. The sound is excellent mainly because I am able to tailor the sound exactly the way I want using the Samsung's 9 band equalizer.

My computer's sound card has a built-in, hardware-based, 10 band equalizer hardwired into the sound card's main chip. This means there is no delay when I adjust the sound on my computer. I am able to tailor the sound settings for music and movies I play on my computer to optimum levels. I can also do this on my Samsung S3 MP3 player. I would never purchase any MP3 player without a 9 or 10 band graphic equalizer and I highly recommend you don't either.

After doing some research, I was surprised to find only Samsung offers a 9 band equalizer. The other manufacturers only offer 5 or 3 band equalizers and sometimes only basic bass and treble controls! If you want a great little MP3 player, try Samsung's Q2 16 GB player and it won't cost you a fortune either!

By Supa on 4/9/2010 4:08:30 PM , Rating: 1
I think it's safe to say now that Zune HD is not the iPod touch killer.

Microsoft proved with Xbox 360 that they can compete if given enough support and cash.

They are certainly not doing that with Zune.


By Noliving on 4/10/2010 3:52:51 PM , Rating: 3
Well there is actually a lot more available but you have to search the internet, the app store on the Zune marketplace is only for Microsoft published applications, which in my opinion is dumb but then again all the apps are free.

But to install those apps that are off the internet on your zune requires some work.

Here is a site to download some 3rd party apps for the zune hd.

By Noliving on 4/10/2010 3:58:38 PM , Rating: 3
Another place to get 3rd party apps or games for the zune hd
is :

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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