Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Good Bye, Zune !

Microsoft will no longer be producing its portable media player, Zune. As soon as news started spreading on various tech blogs, Microsoft issued the statement:
“We have nothing to announce about another Zune device – but most recently have introduced Zune HD to Canada via Zune Originals store and remain committed to supporting our devices in North America. We are thrilled by the consumer excitement for Zune across many new platforms, including Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360. Our long-term strategy focuses on the strength of the entire Zune ecosystem across Microsoft platforms.”
confirming that it is the end of Zune hardware. However Microsoft said it will continue to provide support for all existing devices in a separate statement:
We’re not ‘killing’ any of the Zune services/features in any way. Microsoft remains committed to providing a great music and video experience from Zune on platforms such as Xbox LIVE, Windows-based PCs, Zune devices and Windows Phone 7, as well as integration with Bing and MSN.
Source: Winrumors.


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