News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

After creating a digital music player, Microsoft said that the next thing to come is a cellular phone oriented on music listeners, a possibly rival for Motorola Rokr as well as rumoured phone from Apple. The phone will be a part of Zune project, which means that the device primary functionality is digital media.

“A Zune phone is definitely part of the future of this brand,” Chris Stephenson, general manager of global marketing for Zune, told reporters at a news conference, according to a report by Reuters news-agency.

No specifications of the device were announced, just like there are no details available concerning availability timeframes. However, given that the product have already been confirmed and the fact that just several months passed between the first unofficial data concerning Microsoft Zune emerged and the official announcement took place, Zune mobile phone can be expected in the foreseeable future.

Apple’s and Microsoft’s entrance to the market of cell phones with models which primary functionality is entertainment, will mean that for many people mobile phones have turned from a communication into entertainment device. Nevertheless, market prospects of such products are not completely clear, as the vast majority of cell phones are sold by operators, many of whom order specially-tailored models from their partners and who also usually subsidy low-cost phone models.

Microsoft Zune player itself with 30GB hard disk drive will start to emerge for sale on November, 14, 2006, for $299.

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month