Microsoft has finally added an email application for their Zune HD player.

The app is available as a free download from the Zune Marketplace.

It comes with complete support for Windows Live Hotmail and Gmail accounts.

You can also add any POP capable email account as well.

Industry reports have been claiming that Microsoft has pretty much discarded their Zune platform. The company is expected to switch to Windows Phone 7 platform for any future portable media player device.

This app seems to be one of the last official updates Microsoft is expected to release for the Zune HD owners.