Microsoft pulls plug on Zune

October 4, 2011
Microsoft's Zune portable digital music player is displayed at a store in 2006. Microsoft is quietly pulling the plug on its Zune digital media player, its would-be rival to Apple's iPod.

Microsoft is quietly pulling the plug on its Zune digital media player, its would-be rival to Apple's iPod.

The announcement of the demise of the Zune was buried on a support page for the device.

"We will no longer be producing Zune players," Microsoft said, adding that "going forward, will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy."

Windows Phone is Microsoft's operating system for .

Microsoft said it will continue to provide services for Zune users and recent orders for the portable digital media player will be fulfilled.

"And we will continue to honor the warranties of all devices for both current owners and those who buy our very last devices," the Redmond, Washington-based US software giant said.

Microsoft began producing the in 2006 but it never really threatened the global dominance of the iPod from rival Apple.

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4.1 / 5 (7) Oct 04, 2011
...and not a single fuck was given
not rated yet Oct 04, 2011
hahaha CHollman,
I'm not by any means a supporter of iPods and I've always gone Creative for mp3 players, however, I used a friends Zune once and wanted to tear my eyes out... I applaud Microsoft for canning the Zune.
not rated yet Oct 04, 2011
I would just like to add:

1 / 5 (1) Oct 04, 2011
Now if they could just pull the plug on their browser, os...we, the people, will be very happy.

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