Take that iPod!
Zune HD will take full use of Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE video service. Watch TV and film on your Zune. During E3 Microsoft will announce how Zune integrates into Xbox LIVE’s video game segment.
In addition to its HD organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, it will feature a built-in HD Radio receiver, high-definition (HD 720p) video output capabilities via HDMI, Wi-Fi and an 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.”
The Zune HD will be released Fall 09.