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Farewell Zune

For those of you that had any kind of attachment to the Zune, I ask you pull out the black clothes for mourning. Microsoft has finally lain to rest the “best alternative to the iPod” as it hasn’t updated the Zune in about two years. There wasn’t much debate over it, since it doesn’t have anything that could really put it on the map, such as Angry Birds.

Though they do intend to sell what’s left on the shelves, Microsoft will be re-purposing the brand towards multimedia software services. If you wanted one, now is the time because there likely won’t be any more after the current stock sells out. Though there’s not much that can be done for this snazzy little device, the Zune name will live on through Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360, so don’t be too distraught.

Farewell Zune

For those of you that had any kind of attachment to the Zune, I ask you pull out the black clothes for mourning. Microsoft has finally lain to rest the “best alternative to the iPod” as it hasn’t updated the Zune in about two years. There wasn’t much debate over it, as it doesn’t have anything that could really put it on the map like Angry Birds.

Though they do intend to sell what’s left on the shelves, Microsoft will be repurposing the brand towards multimedia software services. If you wanted one, now is the time because there likely won’t be anymore after the current stock sells out. Though there’s not much that can be done for this snazzy little device, the Zune name will live on through Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360, so don’t be too distraught.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-14/microsoft-said-to-stop-releasing-new-zune-models-as-demand-ebbs.html

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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