New Zune HD images leak, shows black and silver colors

New images of Microsoft's Zune HD has leaked, and according to the pictures shown, the Zune HD appears to be sporting black and silver color options.

We've previously reported that Microsoft confirmed that Zune HD was coming this fall, and that it was set to hit amazon in September. Microsoft plans to go international with the Zune later this year.

Amazon has listed the Zune HD, and users can sign up to be notified when it will be available. Pricing information has yet to be revealed.


Black Zune HD


Silver Zune HD

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how do zunes compare vs creative zen's
around xmas i wanna buy a good 80gig+ mp3 player cant decide, as htey both look really good

Probably not. I bought a Mac almost 2 years ago ( I took it back, no worries ) and the guys at the store told me it didn't support DRM music of any kind except for Apple's own encrypted AAC format.

Ridlas said,
TEEHEE, now you're stuck with outdated looking ipods

You actually think Apple won't update their line as well around September like they've done for the past few years?

My zune 80 has bricked twice in one year, both with some sort of hard drive problem, and I don't think it's worth trying to fix it again. I'm afraid I've lost faith in the reliability of zunes as a result, especially at the premium price they are sold at.

my Zune 80 is running great been over 2 years, in fact I accidentally dropped a 30lb dumb bell on it at the gym and not even a scratch (had an invisible shield on it), still runs great and like new.

As I understand it, the new ones should be all solid state (read: flash) memory, so that's an issue you shouldn't have with them.

I was planning on upgrading my iPod Classic to next gen iPod Touch (preferably 64GB), but I just might go with Zune HD (64GB?) instead. Need to see this in action first.

I think they're only doing 32GB right now. I wish they had 64GB.

But I'm sure the interface will be stellar. The demo videos already have been amazing.

Yeah, but for the international market, we're probably looking at something like Nov I think?

They do say "later this year."

Scutley said,
wow September is less than a month away.


wow, my birthday is less than a month away.

I guess I know what I'm getting!! Yay!

I wouldn't exactly call these "leaked" since there is a gdgt.com launch party tonight and Zune is one of the "sponsors/guests." I'm pretty sure it's all very carefully orchestrated media hype...

However, that said, I love it and hang on every strategically placed bit of information. I am just counting the days until I can get my hands on one. I'm having a difficult time deciding which I like better. In the end I want the bigger capacity, so I'll let the cards fall as they may.

mark me down for black, i'm not usually one for look but, this is prob the best looking portable media player soon to be in the market

Weren't pics of the silver one already on microsoft's website like a month ago? i just don't see how these are "leaked" when we've been seeing pics of the new zune for a while now.

Cyranthus said,
Weren't pics of the silver one already on microsoft's website like a month ago? i just don't see how these are "leaked" when we've been seeing pics of the new zune for a while now.


It's leaking that there is a black version.

andrewbares said,
It's leaking that there is a black version.

We've known that there are black versions. Some of the demo units were black versions.

Some people loved that brown color. It's something you never see used. It seems the same set of colors are always used, blue, red, black, silver, white. Maybe some green and yellow as well. I dunno, a more mix of colors would be nice as well.

Now I think my ipon nano (1gen) is showing it's age. Might as well buy Zune now, I am leaning more towards silver.

wakers01 said,
Not to mention you can finally take advantage of subscription music then. w00t!


Unlimited music is amazing. Once you go subscription, you never go back.

I would go for the "silver" one. At least from the concept pic, it looks like a platinum texture. No gadget on earth has that kind of texture, it's simply badass.

Careful, MS has been known to tie color choice to capacity with the Zunes, which unfortunately shifts the choice from which one looks best and ties it to which one you can afford/which one can hold your music.

http://www.zune.net/en-US/mp3players/default.htm

Only the 8 GB comes in blue, the 16 GB only comes in black, and for a while the 120 GB only came in black as well. Currently the 120 also only has the black back and black trim.

A while ago there was a picture showing capacities with the players, and it had the 16 GB with the black one and 32 GB with the silver one. I don't know if this is how they're tying the colors, but I hope not, since I want a black 32 GB.

Either way, both of them look sexy. I'll be going with the one with less capacity as I dont need much space. So which ever color I get is fine with me. ^^

ModernMech said,
Careful, MS has been known to tie color choice to capacity with the Zunes, which unfortunately shifts the choice from which one looks best and ties it to which one you can afford/which one can hold your music.

http://www.zune.net/en-US/mp3players/default.htm

Only the 8 GB comes in blue, the 16 GB only comes in black, and for a while the 120 GB only came in black as well. Currently the 120 also only has the black back and black trim.

A while ago there was a picture showing capacities with the players, and it had the 16 GB with the black one and 32 GB with the silver one. I don't know if this is how they're tying the colors, but I hope not, since I want a black 32 GB.


You may wanna double-check that one modernmech, on the zune originals site, you're actually capable of making a blue and red zune 120, black and red zune 80.
source: https://zunestore.net/us/catalog/index.aspx

That's true, but those cost more and represent another form of tying, in that if I want a zune originals 120 in black I can't get that. Although I remember you used to. I think maybe the originals options are affected by supply, because you also used to be able to customize flash players, but they're not up there anymore.

Anyway, my point still stands: MS doesn't have every player in every color.

Am I the only one who thinks that size differentiation is just stupid nowadays? Flash memory grows very fast. Why should I choose between 16Gb and 32Gb models when I have a fast 64Gb SDHC card? And 128Gb would be common in some months...

RealFduch said,
Am I the only one who thinks that size differentiation is just stupid nowadays? Flash memory grows very fast. Why should I choose between 16Gb and 32Gb models when I have a fast 64Gb SDHC card? And 128Gb would be common in some months...


I'd like expandable storage too.