Probability For The Zune HD Ton Run Xbox Games: Infinitely Close to Zero

Writing about rumored specifications of a rumored Zune HD (to be released in the fall) might be a sign that the economy and the tech news are slow, but it’s just hard not to speculate about it. The rumor says that the spec list is:

  • NVIDIA Tegra Application Processor
  • 3.6″ OLED touch display
  • 4, 8, 16 and 32GB versions
  • HDMI out
  • WiFi

The more crunchy bit is that some speculate that the device could run Xbox games. Yes that’s a pretty wild speculation. While we’ve seen Quake 3 running fairly quickly on the Tegra APX platform, there is a serious doubt that Microsoft will have DirectX 9 running on the Zune HD. I’m not even mentionning that legions of games are programming stuff at the “driver” level, making even a port of DirectX not sufficient to ensure compatibility. It would be nice, but the chances are quasi null. [Neowin, Liveside, via BGR]

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