Details seep out about Zune phone

When Microsoft introduced its Zune portable media player last November, the company made no secret of the fact that it had a Zune phone planned. Well, the folks at CrunchGear have received word that Microsoft has already fleshed out some of the Zune phone’s features and even held a meeting about the device yesterday. Supposedly, the Zune phone will be a smart phone with support for the Zune Marketplace, but it won’t run Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system. Instead, it will have an interface similar to the current Zune’s. CrunchGear’s sources also say the device will be able to sync up with and stream video from Xbox 360 consoles. The sources add that if things go as planned, the Zune phone will hit stores in time for the 2007 holiday season.

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    • albundy
    • 13 years ago

    Hopefully it will do as well as the original zune did. >:)
    Would be nice to have drm’ed phone calls too! That way people can phone gates and tell him where to go.

    • Ricardo Dawkins
    • 13 years ago

    as always the same and usual ifanboys on a Zune thread…shame on you all

    • Lord.Blue
    • 13 years ago

    I hope they market it better than Apple did, I think the major CDMA carriers would be very insterested in these (see Sprint & Verizon). They should be able to price them better than the iPhone’s outrageous prices also.

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 13 years ago

    No thanks. I’ll stick with phone specialists aka Sony Erricson, Motorola

      • rxc6
      • 13 years ago


      LOL!!!!! That was really funny, thanks for the laugh.

    • SGT Lindy
    • 13 years ago

    So much FUD.

    The current Zune uses a modified WM5 OS. Window Mobile phones are super popular right now. Every major Cell vendor sells mutiple WM5 phones today.

    So this all makes sense…..and it was easily predicted when the Zune came out by a lot of people.

    Once this device comes out then all of those Apple loving morons, and their current comments about how the Iphone will kill the Zune (current Zune) might have some validity. The comparison now is just plain stupid.

      • Gandhi
      • 13 years ago

      And I fully expect Microsoft to screw over all its phone vendors the same way they screwed the MP3 player makers with the Zune. Yes, Microsoft is winning over lots of friends.

        • SGT Lindy
        • 13 years ago

        Mircrosoft does not make the current phones they only provide the OS. I would assume they make the Zune phone and pick one or two vendors to pimp it.

        The two wont compete with each other. The Zune phone will be for NON-buisness people. WM7 phones will be for buisness people.

    • Semper1775
    • 13 years ago

    I can’t believe this, wow, talk about mimicking your competitor. I wish them all the luck on that though. Excelsior!

      • Ricardo Dawkins
      • 13 years ago

      which one….from
      Sony……Walkman still alive
      Motorola…..Q…any Q ??
      LG …yeah LG Prada phone
      Nokia… N series

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