Microsoft kills the Zune, to focus on Windows Phone
The evolution of the Metro UI in Zune player. Image courtesy of Windowsphonemetro.com
1. pthomas (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Aug 2009)
I gotta say I'm kinda sad to hear this, as a former Zune user the players were actually pretty slick and they had some great features that the iPods at the time didn't come close to. Oh well Microsoft tried and ultimately I think Android killed the Zune faster than Apple did though the music experience is hands down not even close to each other!
2. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)
I thought this was old news? I read this article from other sources a long time ago.
5. VentusIlano (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
LOL i didnt even know there was a zune "ipod".. though seeing the wp7 counterpart, zune still rocks!
6. thuglyfe (unregistered)
Microsoft never stands behind their products. I have a Zune and they had the potential to beat iPod but they quit
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6684; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Looks like I'll be buying the Galaxy WiFi Player. ZUNE was the best MP3 player I've had in years. So theirs no point in using it if MS won't support it and besides I'm already having battery problems.
9. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
The article says Microsoft will continue to support it. They will honor warranties as well. So you're still good with you're Zune for a while.
8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Good, let another crappy iPod wannabe die out.
10. Penny (Posts: 1247; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Yayyy, less choices in the world. This is great news for you Miz! It really benefits you somehow!
11. Roughneck69 (unregistered)
You should update this, they are not killing the Zune.