will Zune HD from Microsoft be a iPod killer?

August 28, 2009 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Technology – Available of Pr-order to the United States since Thursday, the new walkman of Microsoft will be available to leave September 15. Its tactile notch OLED 3,3 inches, its capacits of readings HD and its positioning aggressive price make a srieux competitor for liPod of it. The proof in vido.

Microsoft has officialis the coming out date of Zune HD, sound
walkman numric grce to which it espre to be able finally srieusement to compete
with Apple. It will arrive on September 15 but is dj available in Pr-order
in the United States only.

On the site which him
is consacr, Zune HD rvle a design lgant and sober in a format
allong which makes more think a smartphone qu `a walkman. It will be
available 5 colors with a choice of 10 engravings ralises by
artists. But these are the caractristic techniques which make a product of it
intressant. Zune HD possde a tactile notch OLED 16: 9th of 3,3
inches posting 480×272 pixels.

It can be transformed into reader High
Dfinition (720p) via a station D `reception (option) quipe D `an exit HDMI
who allows to connect it on a tlvisor HD. The vido treatment is assur
by a processor Tegra de Nvidia, a Ploughshare multiprocessor which liking
indpendamment the CPU, the streaming vido and the graphics processor.

Zune HD
embark a WiFi connection for surfer since hotspots with the navigator
intgr which is a version allge D `Internet Explorer. Ct storage, Zune
HD is available in two versions of 16 and 32 Go. What to contain
respectively 5 and 10 hours of vidos in HD or 22 and 48 hours of vidos in
standard dfinition.

an aggressive price

Microsoft seems to have well pens the things, jusqu `with
price: 220 dollars for Zune HD 16 Go and 289 for the version 32 Go.
Comparatively, the iPod 8 Go dimensions 229 dollars, 16 Go is sold 299 dollars
and 32 Go 399 dollars.

That will be it sufficient to make of the shade
Apple? To see. The only weak link of soldering iron remains the diffusion of
contents, thing in which Apple excels with iTunes. Microsoft N `does not have yet
russi crer this quation gaining between its walkman and its platform of
sale in line Zune Marketplace.

Reste knowledge finally if this modle will cross the Atlantic and the Pacific since its prdcesseurs N `never have T sold apart from the United States and of Canada. (Eureka Press)

Dmonstration of Zune HD by Brian Seitz (Microsoft)


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