Dupa luni de zvonuri si o grea anticipatie, Microsoft dezvaluieste oficial ultima piesa din puzzle-ul Zune HD. Date de lansare este 15 septembrie, dar Zune HD 16/32GB poate fi rezervat si de azi.
Dupa cum stim deja Zune HD va fi lansat pe 15 septembrie in variante de 16/32GB, la pretul de $220 respectiv $290. Daca pre-comanda se face de acum varianta de 16GB va avea o carcasa neagra iar cea de 32GB de platina, dar pana la lansara vor aparea in total 5 variante de culoare a carcasei si 10 noi gravuri cu Zune Originals. Bazandu-ne pe trecutul Zune, pariem ca aceste culori vor fi rosu, albastru, si verde (probabil nu va mai fi si o varianta maro, din pacate).
Comunicat pe presa de la Redmond:
"REDMOND, Wash. - Aug. 13, 2009 - Zune HD, the next generation of Microsoft Corp.'s portable digital media player, is available now for pre-order and is set to hit store shelves on Sept. 15. The player, available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, is the first touch-screen Zune and includes powerful playback technology to give you a different way to experience media on the go. Combined with unparalleled PC software and online services such as Zune Pass, Zune provides a rich and meaningful connection to music, videos, podcasts and more.
WHAT: With a sleek and stylish design, Zune HD is the first to combine these features:
• Built-in HD Radio™ receiver. Allows you to listen to higher-quality sound than is available from traditional radio channels, as well as access additional programming through HD2 and HD3 multicast channels from many of your favorite local FM radio stations at no extra cost.
• HD video output capabilities. Supports HD video playback from the device through a premium HDMI A/V docking station (sold separately) directly to an HD TV in 720p, making it easy to enjoy better-than-DVD-quality video on your own big screen at home.
• OLED touch screen. Allows you to easily flip through music, movies and other content. The 3.3-inch glass screen and 16:9 widescreen format display (480x272 resolution) offer a premium viewing experience.
• Built-in Wi-Fi. Allows for browsing, streaming or downloading new music from Zune Marketplace.
• Internet browser. Full-screen Web browsing, optimized for the multi-touch screen with zoom-in and zoom-out gestures.
• Accessories, at home and on the road. Zune HD and AV Dock charges and syncs players while playing supported 720p HD videos on HDTVs. Play HD Radio, music and podcasts from your Zune HD device through your car stereo using the Zune Premium Car Pack.
WHY: Pre-order now to be one of the first to experience the new Zune HD's advanced design,innovative technology and rich multimedia capabilities powered by the NVIDIA Tegra™ chip ultra low-power HD processor.
PRICING: Zune HD 16GB: $219.99 (estimated retail price); Zune HD 32GB: $289.99 (estimated retail price)"