updated 03:25 pm EDT, Tue August 4, 2009
Zune HD UI Image Leak
A handful of images have leaked today of the Zune HD ahead of a more official announcement for the device expected later today. Aside from confirming a black color in addition to the known silver, the shots also show that the music player has a significantly reworked music interface that lets users browse content more visually than on current Zunes, which only show a very small thumbnail. They also show the interface for HD Radio's sub-channels and replace early shots' "more" menu item with an "Internet" item, hinting that all non-Marketplace features, like web browsing, will go into that category.
The link to past rumors suggests that the players will be targeted at the high end of the media player market and will come only in 16GB and 32GB capacities. Separate beliefs have also pegged the Zune HD as shipping in early September and having prices that could start from $249. These were tentative at the time, however, and may have changed since.