Microsoft: ‘We will no longer be producing Zune players’

Microsoft Corporation, on their Zune website today stated the obvious. Zune hardware is dead:

“We recently announced that, going forward, Windows Phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy, and that we will no longer be producing Zune players. So what does this mean for our current Zune users? Absolutely nothing. Your device will continue to work with Zune services just as it does today. And we will continue to honor the warranties of all devices for both current owners and those who buy our very last devices.”

MacDailyNews Take: It’s dead. No, it’s not. Yes, it is.

Microsoft. Can’t even knife the baby cleanly.

One last time, for old times’ sake:
Microsoft Zune, docked.

[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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77 Comments

  1. Have to agree, Microsoft did a really poor job of killing the Zune. Just like their whole approach, who cares about quality and doing things right……. Just muddle ahead and make money…

    Just a thought,
    en

  2. I did not know that Microsoft was still making the Zune. That and I have never seen a Zune on the streets. EVER!

    Did they give them away as Christmas gifts to the employees on the west coast?

    So now they are going to give the Windows Phone a try. Idiots, haven’t they done enough damage already?

      1. I have yet to ever seen one anywhere at all. I wonder if the “me too” Microsoft Stores will suffer the same fate as so many of the other “me too” things MS has done.

  3. WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Say it isn’t so, Microsoft! Both of your existing customers r going to be ticked!! The POOP BROWN ZUNE will have to go to the Smithsonian now! Right down the toilet!!! Ha!

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