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What? Microsoft Zune HD. When? September 15, 2009. Price? $219.99/black, 16GB; $289.99/platinum (silver), 32GB. Where? Best Buy, Amazon (pretty much all respectable electronic outlets). Where to demo it? Select stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C on 8/22 & 8/23. Preorder: Through http://www.zune.net/zunehd from Amazon.com, Best Buy, Walmart and Microsoft starting on 8/16. Why? TEGRA HD processor, OLED screen, HD radio, Wi-Fi, Internet browser, and more.
In related news, it has been discovered that there will be a bevy of color options to choose from, besides the standard black and silver options–variations of blue, green, and red. Also, the Zune HD’s AV dock and Power Pack are also up for preorder. The AV & Power Pack includes a dock, three inserts, wireless remote, AC adapter, HDMI cable and AV output cable and will sell for $89.99. The AV dock includes an AC adapter, HDMI cable and AC output cable and will sell for just a penny under a Grant. See an image of them together after the break.
It’s almost here, folks. Hopefully this beefier and handsome Zune will have its time to shine before Apple steps in with new iPods this September. *Check out my ongoing coverage of Zune HD news here, here, here, and right here.
[Via Engadget, here, here, & here]
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