Earlier today we talked about the rumor surrounding the new Zune HD and the possibility that it would be powered by an nVidia Tegra SoC.
Well that was all well and good as a rumor but now we have confirmation through the gang over at PCPerspective that the new Zune HD will in fact have a Tegra under the hood.
Although no other details were forthcoming we at least know that nVidia has scored with this one. Now if MS can drop complete support for Flash it will give MS an HD ready Personal Media Player with capabilities and performance that Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch cannot match.
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The Zune HD features a stunning 3.3-in OLED touch screen display with a resolution of 480x272 and can playback just about any video including high quality H.264 content. While the resolution on the screen is somewhat limiting, the Zune HD has an HDMI output that will support HD video up to 720p - thus the need for a powerful graphics-based processor like NVIDIA's Tegra. The device also includes an HD radio receiver, IE-based web browser, Wi-Fi and accelerometers for rotation support. Overall I think it will make a great competitor to Apple's iPod touch line up when it comes out later this year.