Whatever Microsoft plans for its Zune hardware, you know the media player platform which never made it to a broad market or acceptance, Zune HD owners have received some further app-love from Microsoft by now getting a free E-Mail client. As the name indicates, "email for Zune HD" allows users to check their Gmail, Hotmail as well as Exchange (but not POP3 or IMAP?) inboxes straight from the device. While it's nothing fancy, it might be a great alternative to your phone in case you're relaxing on the hotel pool, listening some of the latest tracks from Zune while still having the office in mind. Also not a surprise at all is that Zune HD's E-Mail client looks quite similar to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 E-Mail.
Email for Zune HD can now be downloaded free of charge from Microsoft's Zune HD Marketplace. As always, the app only supports the Zune HD hardware, not any of the older Zune players.
Cheers ~ Arne