Microsoft: Just kidding, Zune is alive and well... for now

By Matthew · 6 replies
Oct 5, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has recanted its recent announcement about the demise of its Zune media players. On Monday, the device was pulled off the company's web store and a support page…

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  2. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    They may "support" it but Zune HD people have like a total update 30 apps, not even updated monthly. It might as well be dead lol.
  3. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    i've got an old zune fatty and love it to death, the software is pretty wicked too, and the "Zone total pass" package was awesome while i was subscribed, i discovered so much new music. sad to see a nice product go, my girlfriend has gone through 2 ipods in the span of my zune.
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I think it's neither. I think Microsoft did it on purpose as way to know how the market would react if Zune were indeed discontinued.

    I mean, one could also argue it was an accident, but updating the website saying they would still support the hardware even though they would stop production? To update such thing you have to go though a lot of hoops. I doubt somebody just hit an edit button accidentally, edited it accidentally, and also happened to hit a submit button accidentally. I mean seriously, updating a website's content is not the same as updating a forum post. They either think we're stupid, or maybe this is all poor management and coordination.

    I say all of this is just a marketing play. Then again these are nothing but conjectures...
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,333   +101

  6. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Booster Posts: 100

    Thankfully Zunes are immortal. I'll probably replace with a phone eventually, maybe WP7 if a good phone comes out on verizon.
  7. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Surely by now they are spending more money to keep the Zune alive, then they are making from profits from Zune and Zune related sales

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