Thursday, August 13, 2009

Microsoft announces ZuneHD Pre-Orders

The ZuneHD

Microsoft's latest Zune MP3 player has a sleek new look and feel and this morning Microsoft announced that pre-orders for the new ZuneHD will begin today.

Onboard is a an OLED touch screen, built-in HD Radio player, WiFi connectivity, a web browser and more. 
The ZuneHD interfaces with the new version 4.0 PC software and has a newly-expanded online ZuneHD social networking community.

Microsoft's new ZuneHD will initially come in Black and Silver and a choice of 16 or 32 MB of memory.  5 colors are expected to be added in September prior to the retail roll-out on September 15th.

The 16 MB ZuneHD is launching with a suggested retail price of $219.99 and the 32 GB version at $289.99 (US).  Pre-orders are being taken at the Microsoft (online) Store and several retail outlets.

The press release from Microsoft can be found here.
Updated for content 7 PM Aug 13

Update 2 - 8/14 8 PM : Numerous hands-on reviews are in and are mostly positive (making one think that Microsoft had even more than Windows 7 and Bing in their back pocket ??!!  ... Check out this piece at Gizmodo earlier today.