Zune HD is an excellent portable media player with great features that include a touchscreen interface, Wi-Fi capabilities, internet browsing, and applications support. Generally the response received by Microsoft (developers of Zune HD) regarding Zune has been excellent; many elements in the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS have been carried forward from Zune HD.
Zune HD can support a number of applications which otherwise are supported by smartphones. A Zune HD owner can get these applications from the Zune Marketplace. While the applications library in the Marketplace is impressive, it has not yet reached its maximum potential as Microsoft has not allowed contributions from third party sources. What Microsoft has done however, is recently release a set of applications for Zune which includes the following:
The name says it all. A stopwatch application in our portable media player can greatly help us record times. We can record the time it takes for us to exercise, complete a particular task, etc.
Labyrinth is a game which was a best seller on the iPhone platform. Now Zune HD owners can play the game on their devices as well.
Anybody who has owned a Windows operating system has spent hours playing the Windows native game, Solitaire. Now the same game can be enjoyed on Zune HD devices too.
This applications set is completely free. If you own a Zune HD device, enter the Zune Marketplace and find these applications under “Apps.”