In late June we found out that the Zune HD will be powered by Tegra processors. And now we have found out what the prices will be for the devices. According to the screenshots sent over to Gizmodo of the Best Buy inventory system, the 16GB model of the Zune HD will retail for $219.99 and the 32GB model will retail for $289.99.
The device is slated to launch on September 8. Compared to the costs of the iPod Touch, these devices are cheap. The cost of a 16GB iPod Touch is $274.95 on Amazon.com as of right now. But the iPod Touch has access to a lot more applications on the App Store so it is more of an apple-to-oranges comparison.
I’m excited to hear about how Microsoft plans to celebrate on launch day. The original Zune was launched on November 16, 2006. It’ll be interesting to see if they announce anything else on the same day that the Zune HD launches.
The Zune HD has a 3.3″ OLED display with a 480×272 resolution and has the ability to output 720p high-def content using an optional docking station.