The other big American OS/Software/Sometimes Hardware company’s new and highly anticipated Zune HD just got a laying on of hands by Gizmodo’s Brian Lam. As per interface, responsiveness and looks, the Zune HD has all in spades and sports a minimalist/industrial GUI design more reminiscent of Apple than of the horrid incongruence that often disgraces Microsoft products.
Other than pictures, movies and music that are seen in this brief hands-on, the Zune HD will play games and act as a bridge between several Microsoft markets, in particular, the XBox. Apple haters, tech gurus and pundits – get ready for some fun discussions and I’m quite sure, lynchings.
‘Confirmed’ specs for the Zune HD are as follows:
3.6-inch multi touch OLED display
Nvidia’s Tegra graphics chip
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 120GB versions
Alas, Microsoft may never abandon its America-only, Windows only policy, so this blogger may stay high and dry as he don’t touch Windows. However, it is nice to see proper competition from competent software designers who can push a sense of urgency on Apple who may need some encouragement to bring the Apple to the iPod Touch.