In case you’ll be on a Hong Kong or Australia-bound flight in the next few weeks, expect to get your paws all over a Microsoft Zune HD courtesy of the new agreement between Microsoft and United Airlines. 500 of the OLED devices will be available wrapped in a special rubber case and bursting with nice stuff to divert you on the long journey.
The word on the street is Zune HD head Dave McLauchlan has been scoring deals with studios to get tons of movies ready for viewing so that staring out your window won’t be an entertainment option.
Though we ourselves aren’t flying to Hong Kong anytime soon, we’d love to see more Zune’s on airlines. In flight magazines and the emergency instructions are just so 1990s. Also on our hate list are those painful plastic earphones they give you.
Anyway, we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves. If you’re desperate enough to enjoy a mere touch of the Zune HD and have the cash to spare, you might want to consider buying tickets from UA.