Is Apple unstoppable? If it is, the Zune HD has long appeared to be the best shot at unseating the MP3-player kingpin. Knowing that, when a Zune landed at PopSci HQ, we had to see if such a thing could actually be true.
For a week, I split my commute between a Zune HD and a brand new iPod touch (my fourth Apple player). These are the high- (and low-) lights of my week with the Zune HD.
Ever since Microsoft announced the Zune HD in May, details have been coming in spits and starts. Now that its release feels immanent, the rumors are flying. Today, we got one more piece of the puzzle in the form of a spy-shotted release date.
Snaps of the Zune HD’s packaging and pre-order signage reveal a release (or “pick up”) date of September 15. Microsoft reps have neither confirmed the date nor any pricing (Updated).
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