Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Zune services isn’t going to be axed anytime soon

Contrary to some reports of the Zune demise.  Zune’s Facebook account posted the following update.

Zune Nation, let us give it to you straight: We’re not ‘killing’ any of the Zune services/features in any way. Microsoft remains committed to providing a great music and video experience from Zune on platforms such as Xbox LIVE, Windows-based PCs, Zune devices and Windows Phone 7, as well as integration with Bing and MSN.

If the services will stay alive, obviously because of XBox and Windows Phone 7, what will happen to the Zune hardware devices? There is no impending Zune HD2 on the rumor rill and no expected update on the original Zune HD.

Still there is that rumor that the Zune may be rebranded as a portable XBox device. Whatever they decide to do, I hope people will still have a choice when they buy their portable media device. Without the Zune, it’s iPod all the way.

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