Hyped Tech Wars: Zune HD VS iPod Touch

May 26, 2009 25
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Lately there’s been a lot of tech news floating around involving the recent touchscreen craze. We’ve recently heard news that   Palm’s latest smartphone, the Pre, is being released on June 6th to compete head on with the iPhone, G1 and Storm. Not to mention the rumors that a  brand new iPhone model is set to be released this summer. Now Microsoft, who has basically been left in the dust due to Apple’s iPod Touch line, is trying to comeback hard with news that they will be releasing a touch screen Zune HD to compete with the iPod Touch this coming Fall.

Here’s what Chris Stephenson, general manager of global marketing for Microsoft Zune had to say.”This device is created to go head to head with the iPod Touch

Microsoft confirmed that the Zune HD will be completely multitouch with a top of the line OLED capacitive touchscreen that will be able to play music, receive digital radio, play HD videos and browse the web. Also the Zune HD will supposedly feature a HD radio tuner, allow you to play HD content on your TV via a dock and sync in with the Xbox experience. No further info on specs or price was revealed but I know this is going to get all the tech heads buzzing. In addition, rumors are also flying around that Apple is planning to update the iPod touch line with cameras in September, it seems like this is going to to be one hell of a gadget match.

The new Zune HD sounds very intriguing but I personally believe that they should have spent little more time on the hardware design, I don’t know what they were thinking with those screws showing in the back. For some people it comes down to the look of the item and Microsoft is gonna need more then just specs to take down the iPod. With that being said who do you think will emerge as the winner in the latest hyped tech war Apple or Microsoft?

Update: A video demo of the new Zune HD has surfaced along with more pics below

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