Microsoft Confirms Zune HD

Yes, pictured above touch screen handheld is real (and real pretty), and there are more pictures to prove it.

Zune HD is Real

Yes, pictured above touch screen handheld is real (and real pretty), and there are more pictures to prove it. Obviously rivaling the iPod Touch, the Zune HD — we don’t yet know if that name is final — will have a 3.3-inch, 480 x 272 OLED multi-touch screen, with an HD Radio tuner and HD video playback through a dock. It’ll also include Wi-Fi and a special version of Internet Explorer to browse the Web, running on a modified version of Windows CE rather than Windows Mobile. As for gaming, Microsoft’s being cheeky, saying we’ll have to wait until E3 to find out how the new Zune plays into that — unless something leaks first. MS plans an aggressive launch and will ship the Zune HD in the fall both to North America and, for the first time, Europe. It anticipates the new player at least initially taking over from current flash players while hard drive-based players co-exist.

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