Microsoft Halting Production on Zunes
Oh man, Zune Guy’s not gonna be happy about this.
While the company is shutting down the hardware side of Zune, they claim to still be fully committed to Zune software. In an email, Microsoft stated:
We have nothing to announce about another Zune device, but most recently have introduced Zune HD to Canada via the Zune Originals store and remain committed to supporting our devices in North America…We are thrilled by the consumer excitement for Zune across many new platforms, including Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360. Our long-term strategy focuses on the strength of the entire Zune ecosystem across Microsoft platforms…
…except the Zune, of course.
Presumably, Microsoft will continue to support Zune software until Windows Phone 7 fails and we move on to the NextBox, what happens then is still up in the air.