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Some Zune HD deets: It'll have a 'flavor' of IE6

While Engadget just got an up-close and personal look at the upcoming Zune HD, and Paul Thurrott scored some more details.

  • There are only three hardware buttons — a rocker for volume, a power button and a home button.
  • The browser is a "flavor" of Internet Explorer 6, but it won't look or feel like IE. Definitely not a bad thing.
  • The first flood of Xbox integration will surround video. Music will follow later.

More over at Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows, and we've got a brief video shot by Gizmodo after the break. Yes, you'll see a big fat link to "Marketplace" in the Zune HD's UI, but we're betting that's going to be for the Zune Marketplace, not Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Calm down, folks.

Do remember (and we have a feeling we'll be repeating this for a while) that while we expect the Zune and Windows Mobile to share some features in upcoming versions, we don't yet know for sure what they are. That's why we'll be keeping a closer eye on our phone-less cousins from now on.

Update: Cnet's Ina Fried got a less-blurry hands-on. Video of that, too, after the break.

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10 Comments
  • I was excited when I saw the video. Is this what the Windows Mobile UI might look like?
  • why not throw opera mobile on that thing?
  • Lol! Why not Safari or Firefox also ? sigh...
  • um no offense but safari is made my apple so that would sorta defeat the purpose of trying to build a new touch screen mp3 player to compete with it
  • Oh yeah ? and Opera is what exactly ? A Microsoft product? Are you serious or what?
  • Well, at least the carpet is in focus in the video...
  • Excellent point...but you can tell UI is coming across as smooth as butter...
  • Just added CNet's video. Try that.
  • im not too picky about the browser as long as it has one
  • Well, at least the carpet is in focus in the video ...