Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Zune HD Will Have APPs and Games!

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.



  1. I am really expectant about the Zune HD. I am not too much into applications apart from the web browser, but I would not consider it an application as such. However I would have enjoyed if it had flash compatibility (watching youtube videos in the tramcar on my way to work would have been really entertaining). In any case, I think this is something that Adobe will take care of and, hopefully, the Zune and its Tegra chip will support it with a simple firmware update.

    Anyway, like your interests on the Zune, music and video are my main priorities too. For this reason, I was expecting it to be compatible with divx. I guess this lack of support has to do with Microsoft's business model interests rather than Tegra's limitations... What do you think?

  2. I'm still considering getting one but not for a long while. One thing that makes me hesitant about getting one is what I have read at "Game Informer: Xbox 360 at 54.2 percent failer rate". My thinking is that if they have big problems with the Xbox then what about the new zune?