Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Microsoft is killing off its Zune.

Nice choice of words Microsoft.
Last month rumors where going around that Microsoft was going to kill off the Zune. The official Zune facebook said that it wasn't "killing any Zune services/ features", but that left people wondering about the actual Zune devices. Well an other month went by and now Microsoft is officially canceling the Zune line up, to shift the focus on windows 7 phones. Mircosoft's statement on why it is canceling the Zune line up is because of  "tepid demand". Very understandable when it comes to features and apps Zune was a few generations behind apple's iPod. Microsoft was hinting that Zune services could appear on Windows 7 phones and 360. Zune support will still be available in North America but Microsoft as the changes that a new Zune devices to appear on sheaves are really slim.


I was one of the first buyers of the original 30gb Zunes back in November of 2006. I had no major problems without besides the occasional lock-up. It was cool how it tried to do new things that the iPods don't even have yet. (wireless music sharing with friends, and music subscriptions.) Mine was recently stolen so I guess this is a bigger incentive to go get a new one before they are all gone.

9 comments:

  1. Microsoft ..yes.. enought said :D

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  2. I thought Zune died a loong time ago =\ I liked the zune classic though =[ Missed it

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  4. ouch gotta go get a usb cable for mine before they're all gone!

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  5. About time I think =) FOllowed!

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  6. Having never used a zune I cant say that im sad to see it go. Let the ipod rule supreme!

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  7. I've only seen a zune once, like the sasquatch

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