Microsoft: The Zune HD’s not actually dead… yet

Apparently the reports of the Microsoft Zune HD’s demise have been greatly a tiny bit exaggerated premature. The Zune HD is Microsoft’s portable media player with a touchscreen display and first generation NVIDIA Tegra processor. It’s been on the market since 2009 and the Windows Phone 7 user interface (and especially the music and video apps) were […]

Zune HD hackers launch development kit, homebrew apps about to get awesome

The Zune HD is an interesting device. On the one hand it’s got a slick user interface, a speedy processor, and a high quality OLED display, which make it a rather attractive alternative to the iPod touch. On the other hand, there are virtually no third party apps for the Zune HD, which means that […]

Zune HD 4.5 firmware now available

Microsoft has rolled out the latest version of its Zune HD firmware. That means you can updated your mobile media player to add support for Smart DJ playlists, additional video codecs including Xvid, and the ability to browser the Zune Marketplace music store while your Zune HD is docked and connected to an external display. […]

Xvid support coming to Zune HD

The Zune HD is a pretty awesome piece of hardware, and the portable media player has an attractive user interface to boot. But when I recently reviewed the Zune HD, two of my biggest complaints were software-related. First, for the most part, what you see is what you get. There are very few apps available […]