Brian Seitz has shed some light onto why the ZuneHD was announced so early, and says the firmware is not even complete. So the images that have been released may not be accurately portraying the final ZuneHD firmware.
"Honestly, the disclosure timeline was shook up a little bit," says Brian Seitz, Marketing Manager of Zune. "We've been weathering a round of rumors over the last couple of months. In my job particularly it's painful to not be able to talk to our customer."
Seitz says Microsoft is building the final firmware, so features are not yet set in stone.
On top of that, he says flash support for the mobile web browser built on Internet Explorer is "still being worked out" which means we may get it after launch in the Fall.
Seiitz was tight-lipped about storage capacities, but on the topic of games he did say:
"We know that people like games on the go," and it sounds likely that a few casual, one-off games might be available on the Zune HD as are already available on older Zune. But there could be something more in the future: "There's definitely discussions happening. We would not be very smart if we weren't exploring those opportunities."
ok lets be realistic nomatter what the specs of the zunehd are halo will never happen because theres noway to play it with just a touch screen, not practicqlly anyway, i could possably see halowars sseeing as its an rts and they could def be played with just a touch screen, tho ive never played halowars to know
Ya all my friends ask what a zune is, and the only response i can think of is "an ipod, but way better" and then we get into a big argument. Anyways, when the HD comes out, steve jobs faithful are going down!
My friends still think its stupid, but they also think an hd ipod would be stupid too so that makes them stupid. But yeah, what needs to happen is the name needs to become a part of everyone's vocabulary. Teachers don't say, "Put away your MP3 player" , they say, "Put away your Ipod".