I’ve just been told on Twitter that there is a rumour, and it’s to be stressed that this is a rumour, that Microsoft may still be planning on using the Zune HD to launch the product into EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)!!!
That means that this sweet ass gadget:
could be in our shores, in our stores and, more importantly, in our hands 🙂 In my opinion, the new Zune is much sexier than anything I’ve seen from Apple…
The specs for this are:
3.3 inch OLED display capacitive touch screen (480×272 16:9 aspect ratio).
Size: 2.07″x4.08″x.35″ (52.7 mm x 102.1 mm x 8.9 mm)
Weight: 2.6 ounces (74 grams)
Runs on Nvidia Tegra APX with 8 independent processors.
HD radio tuner.
720p high definition video support and output (additional dock required).
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11b/g with Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2 authentication modes and WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES encryption modes.
A Wi-Fi version of the Zune Marketplace.
Web browser (based on Internet Explorer Mobile 6 for Windows CE).
Music, up to 33 hours (wireless off); video, up to 8.5 hours
Battery : 3.7 Volt, 730 mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery
I’ve wanted a Zune for ages so if this is true-it’d be AWESOME 😉
*Update* Looks like it truly was a rumour, as the Zune HD isn’t available in Europe (or anywhere else for that matter) 😦