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All posts tagged "zune phone"


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Zune Tease From Microsoft

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Zune Talk" @ 04:00 AM

http://twitter.com/officethemovie

Microsoft has a new Twitter account called Office The Movie that is giving info and registration links for the tech preview of Office 2010 later this year. They also have two posts about the Zune though. I am not sure what the Zune has to do with Office, unless there is either a Zune Phone in the works that will sync with Office in some way, but MS keeps denying a Zune Phone. Another option is the Zune engine in Windows Mobile, replacing Windows Media Player. Here is the specific information:

  • Roughly 3pm ET on May 11th - June 2009 will be an important month for Zune lovers.
  • Roughly 2am ET on May 12th - @Gilly2468 @Chimerica @clubdirthill @serenecloud New product launch, that's all I'm allowed to say. Hold off from buying an iPhone/Pre. :)

Make of it what you will, and follow OfficeTheMovie on Twitter to see if they give any more information.

Update: This Twitter account was a fake, which you can see if you look at it now, so once again, any rumors of Zune Phone or similar are dashed. Sorry for the alert. Move along. Nothing to see here. These aren't the droid you are looking for. For what it is worth, Microsoft now has an official Twitter account for Office 2010. When I posted this, Microsoft was linking to the fake account.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Zune Phone - "Pink" - Not Being Unveiled at CES?

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Talk" @ 03:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10120474-75.html

"Microsoft will have a bunch of stuff to show at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but a rumored ZunePhone won't be one of them, according to sources familiar with the company's plans. Instead, much of CEO Steve Ballmer's focus will be on talking about Windows 7 from a consumer perspective. Microsoft is pushing to have Windows 7 done in time for the holiday 2009 shopping season, so that means this CES is Ballmer's best stage to tout its benefits."

Ina Fried claims to have the skinny on the latest Zune Phone/Codename Pink rumors. According to Ina's recent CNET News article, Steve Ballmer won’t be unveiling this exciting new device at the biggest consumer electronics show of the year. This is one of the times where I hope Ina's sources are wrong as this mythical Zune Phone that somehow managed to make the blog rounds again has finally breathed some excitement into the world of Windows Mobile. I for one will be keeping my fingers crossed and hope something new and exciting gets unveiled at CES.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Do we Really Need a Zune Phone?

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Talk" @ 02:22 PM

http://kara.allthingsd.com/20080723...bout-new-reorg/


[What do you think? Is this what we really need? (Artist Concept)]

There is a bit speculation going around the Interweb as of late that Microsoft is hard at work on a Zune based phone, or ZunePhone if you want to call it what all the cool kids are calling it. In a recent memo making the rounds at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer is quoted as saying the following:

"In the competition between PCs and Macs, we outsell Apple 30-to-1. But there is no doubt that Apple is thriving. Why? Because they are good at providing an experience that is narrow but complete, while our commitment to choice often comes with some compromises to the end-to-end experience. Today, we’re changing the way we work with hardware vendors to ensure that we can provide complete experiences with absolutely no compromises. We’ll do the same with phones—providing choice as we work to create great end-to-end experiences."

After reading this memo I did what any fan of technology would do - I ran to my nearest window to get a glimpse of the pigs flying because Microsoft is finally starting to take an Apple-like approach to things by taking more control with hardware vendors to provide a "complete experiences with absolutely no compromises" for their end user. While I applaud Microsoft for taking that first step in hopefully stopping the hardware vendors from providing us with sub-par systems cluttered with excessive junk that we will never need or use on both the Desktop and mobile arena, you have to stop and ask yourself two questions:

  1. Why the heck has it taken so long for Microsoft to step in to ensure a better user experience?
  2. How angry are all the hardware vendors going to be over this news?

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