After a little under five years of failing to compete with the iPod, Microsoft has pulled the plug on their Zune line of media players. They will instead shift all of their mobile music and video strategy to the Windows Mobile platform.
Since the release of the very first Zune, the Zune 30, the line of players has failed to even come close to threatening Apple’s iPod – As the roughly 76% iPod market share versus a measly 1% for the Zune shows.
No need to fret, though, existing Zune owners. Microsoft will still honor your device warranties, if they’re still within the warranty timeframe.
Despite the demise of the players, the Zune music service will live on for existing devices, Windows desktop, Windows Phone and Xbox.
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