Microsoft Announces Zune HD To Go After iPod Touch…..Good Luck With That

I guess that Microsoft is sick of having the iPod own the digital music player market. So in response, they’ve announced the Zune HD. News.com has the details:

The Zune HD, which will be available in the U.S. only starting this fall, features an HD Radio tuner as well as an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, Microsoft said. It is based on Windows CE and will use a version of Internet Explorer customized for its touch screen, Microsoft said.

You can also look at the Microsoft press release which mentions integration with Xbox Live as well as easy hook up to a TV using a HDMI cable.

Microsoft really thinks that this can give the iPod touch a run for it’s money. But I disagree. I’ll give Microsoft points for using an OLED screen, but my praise ends there. Most of the other details are kind of sketchy (capacity being the most glaring), so you have to wonder how Microsoft will fill in those blanks. And what’s the deal with the radio? I don’t need it, and I doubt that anybody else does either.

In any case, welcome to the party MS. Nice to see you are late as usual.

2 Responses to “Microsoft Announces Zune HD To Go After iPod Touch…..Good Luck With That”

  1. MS sometimes does not know when to give up and what battles to fight.

  2. techbot Says:

    I agree with you Don but I’m still excited about the Zune HD and I think from a music and video stand point the Zune HD is going to be better than the ipod touch.

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