Zune HD's Packaging, Release Date Leaked: September 15th

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We got exclusive leaked shots of Zune HD's packaging. It's final: It will be available on September 15th.

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It's a little later than we thought (we had guessed a week earlier) but we suppose we'll wait. There's still no official price, but we're pretty confident in our $220/$280 for 16GB/32GB target, especially after it appeared on Amazon. [Thanks, Anonymous Tipsters!]

DISCUSSION

I think it's great that Microsoft finally has some really nice, good looking products but one thing that still surprises me is that there's still no consistency between Microsoft's hardware. The Zune HD and the Xbox look like they're made by two totally unrelated companies. I guess perhaps hardware is not their main thing but still, they are both great products, if they just showed some internal unity they might be able to build more of a "fanbase" of sorts. Beyond that, such inconsistencies are also prevalent in their software—-such as the lack of Windows Live Sync in Win7 etc etc. MSFT does great things, they just seem to miss out on how they should be doing it...