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Report: Nvidia's Tegra Bags Zune HD Deal

The rumors have been flying around for hours and PC Perspective claims to have known since speaking with Nvidia back in June, at Computex but was unaware that people might actually want to know that Tegra has its first major design win.

The Zune HD packs a 3.3-inch (16:9) OLED, HD Radio, HDMI out supporting up to 720p, WiFi (with Microsof’s Internet Explorer, of course) and the all important accelorometer. We keep saying if Microsoft were to add a phone to this device we'd be all over it and now that its got Tegra under the hood, we're even more disappointed it's just a regular old PMP.

That said, coupled with Nvidia’s graphics, we’d say the Zune HD is going to be a huge step up from some of the older Zunes. Anyone (besides us) interested?

  • Pyroflea
    I know that I'm buying one of these as soon as they come out.
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  • Yup
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  • montanabay
    um, why is "bags" in the title of this news piece? You make it sound like NVIDIA is backing out of the deal, not confirming it....unless you mean "begs", but that doesn't make sense either...
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  • Pyroflea
    um, why is "bags" in the title of this news piece? You make it sound like NVIDIA is backing out of the deal, not confirming it....unless you mean "begs", but that doesn't make sense either...

    It means they got it, obtained it. To that effect.
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  • mcnuggetofdeath
    Give me HDMI out with up to 1080p and the option to run a third party browser, then im seriously interested. Put a phone in that and ill weep that I recently bought an N95
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  • montanabay
    It means they got it, obtained it. To that effect.

    Yeah, I guess my point is one shouldn’t use a idiom in the title of a news piece…since it can go either way
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  • tayb
    Microsoft can't make a cell phone and continue selling cell phone operating systems. I'm fine with a PMP and this thing looks very very awesome. I'm just curious as to what kind of games this thing will be able to play and where they will be coming from.
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  • mcbowler
    It's in the bag! It's in my bag too as soon as it is available. Oh wait.. I already have a multimedia player that also has a PHONE built in. Im sure this toy will be nice though.
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  • squatchman
    montanabayYeah, I guess my point is one shouldn’t use a idiom in the title of a news piece…since it can go either way
    Repeat after me: "Would you like fries with that, Sir?"

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  • scook9
    Would be nice if this had Windows Mobile allowing the ability to load apps (other browsers for example). This is of course competing against the iPod touch (of which i have one and enjoy using it). Cant wait to see some reviews.
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