Zune With HD Radio Preorders Accepted Today
August 13, 2009 at 6:16 AM (PT)
MICROSOFT's ZUNE mp3 player, that comes with a built-in HD RADIO receiver, is available for pre-order TODAY (8/13) from BEST BUY, WALMART, AMAZON.COM and the MICROSOFT Store. The product will be in stores on SEPTEMBER 15th.
The ZUNE HD is the second portable device that features HD RADIO technology. The first came from BEST BUY's own INSIGNIA brand just last month.
A little more than halfway through 2009, HD RADIO supporters are claiming this has already been a watershed year for HD RADIO technology, which is available to 85% of Americans via nearly 2,000 HD Radio stations. To date, there are over 1,000 new HD2/HD3 channels on the air, 13 vehicle brands backing the technology -- representing 70 models, and 14,000+ retailers carrying over 100 different models.