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Friday, May 1, 2009

Zune HD

You are looking the next generation of Zune devices, complete with an oversize wide aspect ratio screen.

The ZuneHD appears to lack a Zune Pad which hints at some touch screen capability. There's no confirmation of the storage capacity of the shown device, but it's expected to be competitive to the iPod Touch lineup.

The device itself is rumored to be smaller than the iPod Touch, although not necessarily thinner. The aspect ratio appears to 1.85:1 based on measurements taken in Photoshop. This is the native format movie theaters use. Such a screen would require content, perhaps there will be some new movie downloads available at the Zune marketplace, otherwise users would need to Rip DVD's at home.

Unconfirmed specifications for the upcoming ZuneHD wide screen player.

Screen: 3.6" OLED Touchscreen
Storage: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Connectivity: HDMI out, USB, WIFI
Radio: HD Radio
Internet: Web Browser & Zune Marketplace
ZuneHD Release Date: Early Fall, possibly September
Release Locations: International
Chip: NVIDIA Tegra

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