At least one creative shopper was smart enough to take video of a Zune HD preview/demo at Best Buy this weekend. Spotted was the word APPS along with MUSIC when a guest tapped the MarketPlace option on a Zune HD. I'm not sure if Microsoft intended that revelation, but it's out now. It appears they were serious when they said the HD was aimed at the iPod Touch. Applications are the Touch's unique asset. Not any longer, it seems.
Does the addition of downloadable apps to the Zune HD increase your desire for one? I'll be getting one simply for the Music and Video capabilities, and consider Apps a bonus. A Zune HD is still less expensive than an iPod Touch, although that could change in September.