Microsoft’s next generation mp3 player, Zune HD, which set to start shipping on September 15, is now available for pre-order today for $299.

It features a 3.3 inch OLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 272, and it has HD video capabilities via an optional dock to your LCD or Plasma TV in 720p.

The Zune HD portable media player is now available in pre-order at the retail store such as Best Buy, Amazon and other outlets with a 16GB Black version for $220 and a 32GB Platinum color for $290.

It also comes with built-in HD radio receiver and Wi-Fi connection for full web browsing.

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