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Microsoft reworking Zune HD apps for Windows Phone

06/20, 9:20pm

Ports may not include third-party titles

Microsoft is reportedly considering porting many Zune HD apps over to the Windows Phone platform. In a Zune Insider podcast, Zune senior business development manager Dave McLauchlan suggests the company is mulling the idea of reworking its internally-developed Zune HD titles for compatibility with the range of WP7 smartphones.

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Microsoft lets devs write XNA-based games for Zune HD

09/16, 3:00pm

Zune HD gets XNA games development software

Microsoft today released its XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions for its recently launched Zune HD. The add-on for XNA Game Studio 3.1 allows for the development of software applications for the device, an example of which can be seen in a video below. It also brings new Touch and Accelerometer APIs to the Zune HD's XNA Framework.

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Zune HD to come in custom anodized colors

08/13, 5:30pm

Zune HD to get more colors

Microsoft has revealed in a mass e-mail that the Zune HD, which was recently introduced formally and priced, will be available in blue, green, red, platinum and black, as well as 10 designs, once the device starts shipping on September 15th. The new colors cannot be pre-ordered, and, just like the standard device, will not be a flat color but an anodized metallic one.

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