Only the strong survive: Paul Thurrott confirms that the Zune HD will kill off the rest of the Zune line: All models of the original Zune, flash and hard drive, are officially discontinued. If you want one, buy it now.
He also throws out one other tip: If you're choosy about colours, don't pre-order, because you'll be stuck with black for the 16GB model or platinum for the 32GB one. If you wait until September 15, when you can pick the colour of your poison. Kind of a sad day—if Zune's killing off the giant capacity model to go the HD route, it makes it seem more likely that the iPod classic could be getting the axe too. [WinSuperSite via ZuneSpring]