The Zune HD is the first portable media player with built-in HD Radio receiver, HD video output capabilities, OLED touch screen, wi-fi, and internet browser. "The Zune music player is an integral part of the overall Zune experience and we're proud to be growing and extending our offering beyond the device," said Enrique Rodriguez, corporate vice president of the Microsoft TV, Video and Music Business Group. "Delivering on Microsoft's connected entertainment vision; this news marks a turning point for Zune as it brings cross-platform experiences and premium video content to living rooms around the world."One of it's new killer features is that it is going to be partnered with the Xbox Live video Marketplace, adding a huge catalogue of TV and film to the platform. It will occupy the first slot within the Xbox user interface in the video marketplace exposing itself to millions of potential new customers for the first time. People will get to see this demonstrated for the first time next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Introducing Zune HD Zune HD is the next iteration of the Zune device family and brings a new level of listening and viewing experiences to the portable media player category.
· Zune HD comes with a built-in HD Radio receiver so users can listen to higher quality sound than traditional radio on the go. Users will also have access to the additional song and artist data broadcasted by HD Radio stations as well as additional channels from their favorite stations multicasting in HD – if you don't like the song playing on your station's HD channel, switch to their HD2 or HD3 channels for additional programming.
· The bright OLED touch screen interface allows users to flip through music, movies and other content with ease, and the 16:9 widescreen format display offers a premium viewing experience on the go.
· The HD compatible output lets Zune HD customers playback video from the device through a premium HDMI A/V docking station.
· Zune HD will include a full screen internet browser optimized for multi-touch.
· Zune HD is wi-fi enabled allowing for instant streaming to the device from the more than 5 million track Zune music store.