Gizmodo: The Zune HD Is Tight And Beautiful!

May 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

We may have been unimpressed by the Zune HD, calling it “two years behind Apple’s iPhone/iPod touch platform” – but Gizmodo says that they would take one in a heartbeat:

The device is tighter and more physically beautiful than the iPod Touch and it’s got a better UI, the main menu’s scrolling so natural through the swipe gestures. There’s a little note on the side, under the volume toggle—”Hello from Seattle.” The power button is up top. The home button is nice and prominent, a bar rather than a round button on the Touch. It’s smaller. And the accelerometer is more swift in responding to repositioning; images rotate very fast.

Check out Gizmodo’s Bourne-o-vision blurry-cam video, above, to see Zune HD in action.

Do you think third time’s the charm for the Zune? Could the Zune HD be a contender?

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7 Responses to “Gizmodo: The Zune HD Is Tight And Beautiful!”

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  2. tight zune says:

    I think it looks sweet, will be buying one myself

  3. arjun says:

    I don’t know about the new Zune – but that carpet is hideous. Maybe they could focus the camera next time!

  4. Rob Greenlee says:

    I have used the Zune HD and it is a fun device to use and will be very popular when it comes out in the stores and online. You can also see in this video that Podcasts are still being supported in the top-level touch menu. We are commited to building out the podcast catalog and distribution across the future Zune platform. We are seeing great new content coming into the podcast area – even more HD podcasts and full TV show episode podcasts. It is early days for video podcasting and the future is bright for free ad-supported and premium podcasts.

  5. Darrel says:

    I have two Zunes, girlfriend has two, her sister has one, and this will definitely be on my shopping list. After using the Zune and the iPod, I think the Zune is the superior of the two, especially in the Marketplace and the UI. The one thing I’m still not clear on though, is what will be available in the way of wi-fi.

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