Zune HD vs iPod Touch

Can it beat the iPod Touch?

Can it beat the iPod Touch?

Microsoft recently announced Zune HD to be released in late 2009.We at Apple Chipmunks know what a disaster the original product was as compared to the iPod.However, this time Microsoft seems to have got their cards right with an HD version of Zune.Here is a quick look at the major revolutionary features:
1) 3.3-inch screen and vivid 16:9 OLED display (480×272 resolution), Multi Touch
2) Integrated HD Radio receiver
3) 720p HD movies, HDTV through the Zune HD & AV Dock (sold separately)
4)WiFi with full-featured web browser including tap-to-zoom technology, built-in accelerometer, and touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
That sure is a lot of feature packed beast aptly called Portable Perfection.
The main selling points for Zune HD would be in our opinion the HD radio and the Social feature synonymous to Zune.

However the main secret formula of success behind iPods and iPhone is the brilliant App Store support that makes it an altogether brilliant experience.Currently the App Store has over 35,000 Apps ready to be installed on the iPod for use.Microsoft has taken that leaf out of Apple’s book and come up with an all new Zune Store that sells music, but sweetie it’s not the Music that makes App Store famous it is the Apps!

iPod Touch is a mighty device with 32 gigs of memory and many brilliant features.Another and in my opinion the biggest point against Microsoft is that it ain’t Apple.People today take iPods as the ultimate and all time standard music device.For Zune HD to replace the king would be no doubt a daunting task.Only time will let us know if Zune HD is another fallen warrior before the gladiator we affectionately call the iPod Touch.

Here is a First Look Video from CNET


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