Earlier this week prices for Microsoft's iPod competitor were leaked, revealing that Zune HD 16GB and 32GB models would go for $220 and $290 respectively. Microsoft confirmed those prices today along with a release date of September 15th. It also opened up pre-orders for the player starting today. You can head on over to the Microsoft store right now to opt for either the $219.99 black 16GB version or the $289.99 32GB 'platinum' version. Amazon are also taking pre-orders from today. You will also be able to walk into a Best Buy store starting August 16th and place a pre-order in person.
Engadget also has a run through of the more detailed specifications that are now available, including twenty-four of music playback (wireless off), four hours of video and a three hour charge time (two hours for 90%).