The wait is over for the much anticipated and hyped Microsoft Zune HD multimedia player. Today Microsoft announced that the media player will be available in US retail market on September 15 and the pre-order starts from today.
The 16GB flavor is priced at $220 and the 32 GB is priced at $290. You can pre-order at select spots like Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and the Microsoft Store. If you want to sneak a peek, visit select stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., areas on August 22 and 23.
The early reviews are giving thumbs up and suggesting that Zune HD is one of the most power portable media device that provides richest music experience.
This thing was worth the wait, folks…The Zune finally has the power to make good on the promise of delivering one of the richest music experiences on a portable device
PC World Review
…Zune HD, which is designed to provide a better multimedia experience than Apple’s iPod Touch…
The Zune HD will be able play 720p high-definition video, which the iPod Touch cannot play. Whether that’s enough to unseat Apple from its dominant position in the media player market remains to be seen — some observers say multimedia improvements offered by the Zune HD may not be enough to dent Touch sales.
For more details check http://www.zune.net/