Gizmodo spent some time today with the Zune HD and here’s what they had to say:
The device is tighter and more physically beautiful than the iPod Touch and it’s got a better UI, the main menu’s scrolling so natural through the swipe gestures. There’s a little note on the side, under the volume toggle—”Hello from Seattle.” The power button is up top. The home button is nice and prominent, a bar rather than a round button on the Touch. It’s smaller. And the accelerometer is more swift in responding to repositioning; images rotate very fast.
It’s funny that people are already saying that the Zune HD is better than the iPod Touch. For starters, the iPod Touch was introduced about 20 months ago, so a Zune device that’s scheduled to come out in a few months should be competitive with the Touch. Also, while Microsoft is busy working on a competitor to the current interation of the iPod Touch, Apple is undoubtedly already work on the next gen version of the Touch.
Alright, that’s enough haterade for now, but below, check out a video of the Zune HD in action. Hit us up with your thoughts and impressions in the commens below.