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Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:19:05 PM »
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Details are still emerging on this one, but it looks like Microsoft has finally killed off the Zune -- or the hardware side of things, anyway. According to Bloomberg, a "person familiar with the decision" has confirmed that Microsoft won't be producing any new Zune media players, and that the company will instead focus solely on the Zune software that already has a foothold on the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone devices (it's not clear if the name will stick around). Microsoft will apparently continue to sell its existing Zunes as long as it has stock of them. More as we get it.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/14/microsoft-reportedly-kills-off-zune-hardware-will-focus-on-soft/
Fine with me.. free up more resources in the E&D division for gaming..



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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 03:30:59 PM »
i never got into zune... but i know lot's did.    hmmmmmm

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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 03:36:40 PM »
Bought my wife a Zune instead of an Ipod several years ago.  One of my biggest fails ever.

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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 03:46:38 PM »
hey i like the zune. ::) but of course as soon as ray gets one they kill it off. :-\

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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 06:47:03 PM »
Zune HD is great, MS just sucks at marketing it :/

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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 05:41:17 PM »
Also bought wife a Zune but if this is true, I wouldn't mind. I'll still be able to use it so no biggie. EVentually I see this happening with iPods too with smart phones becoming more significant with their capabilities. I have a bunch of music loaded on my Droid X and has become my preferred mp3 player.

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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 06:53:41 PM »
What is Zune?

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Re: Microsoft reportedly kills off Zune hardware
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 08:43:36 PM »
Also bought wife a Zune but if this is true, I wouldn't mind. I'll still be able to use it so no biggie. EVentually I see this happening with iPods too with smart phones becoming more significant with their capabilities. I have a bunch of music loaded on my Droid X and has become my preferred mp3 player.

true the droid/iphone/smart phones in general are destroying the mp3 player.