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Amazon is selling the Zune HD 32GB Player for just $172.99 shipped, originally priced at $269.99. This device lets you “stream, buy, and play all you want, including music, HD video, podcasts, games, and much more.” Product page.

The new Zune HD gives you access to many local HD Radio stations with crystal-clear digital sound at no extra cost. Receive additional channels from your local stations and get more of the content you love, including sports, news, and music, in various genres and formats.

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Twitter users who have a Zune HD rejoice! The free application is now available from the Zune Software Store. Reviewers say that version 1.0 censored tweets with profane language, but fortunately, update 1.1 has fixed that issue. Continue reading for the video.

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The NVIDIA Tegra lineup, basically a system-on-a-chip with an ARM CPU, could be the most advanced mobile graphics processors yet. This demo shows that PGR: Ferrari Edition’s graphics are “easily on par with the PSP and quite possibly better.” Continue reading for the video. The other games aren’t nearly as intense, but they’re just as smooth. Best of all? They’re free — although you will have to look at a Zune ad while they load. [via Engadget]

Microsoft has just released Zune HD v4.3 firmware and it features “support for upcoming 3d games and applications, as well as an auto-suggest feature for better text input, and other minor improvements.” Video demonstration after the break.

We’re hearing that those “minor improvements” include a snappier browser, so it’s pretty safe to say you’re only harming yourself if you don’t get this download going right now.

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Amazon has the Zune 8GB Digital Media Player on sale for just $91.99 shipped — original MSRP of $199.99. Offering “a built-in FM tuner and buy-from-FM capabilities, wireless sync, Zune-to-Zune wireless sharing, video playback, and more.” Product page.

Click to buy from the built-in FM radio. Every Zune device lets you listen to your favorite FM radio stations and click to tag the songs you like for later purchase when you sync your device with your PC.

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Currently at $2,025 on eBay, this Atomic Zune HD (32GB) has not yet hit stores, and was supposedly a gift from the seller’s friend. Aside from the colorful shell, the technical specifications remain the same. Auction page. Continue reading for one more picture.

This one’s a 32GB model, and while we still don’t know if it’s going to be officially released or not, we get the feeling that it probably will.

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Finally, the Microsoft Zune HD will be released tomorrow in the US, but here’s some live shots to hold you over. Early reviewers say that the device is “exceptionally small, thin, and has a brushed aluminum finish that exudes elegance.” Product page. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Looking at the demo video on board, its playback is butter-smooth on its 480×272-pixel screen. Zune HD goes on sale September 15, in either the 32GB model we have here for $290, or the 16GB for $220.

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Now that you can pre-order the Zune HD, it’s only fitting that Microsoft releases a promo clip showing just what the device can do. From what we can see, it’s great for 3D gaming, especially on its OLED touchscreen. Continue reading to watch. Product page.

For a company that’s been about as coy as possible when it comes to the status of applications for its forthcoming Tegra-powered monster, this isn’t exactly subtle.

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So we know the new Zune HD has a 3.3-inch (480 x 272) OLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, but just how intuitive is the updated interface? Wilson Rothman sets out to show us, with an in-depth interface walkthrough. Continue reading to watch.Product page. Click here for first picture in gallery.

When you select something, all the screen elements move at different vectors, creating at times a 3D effect, as you can catch up close in the video below.

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