Zune player being phased out by Microsoft

>Microsoft throws the towel in the MP3 player battle. After failing to pose any kind of threat to the market’s leader, the Apple iPod the Zune will be discontinued.
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According to Bloomberg, Microsoft decided to focus on the software component of the Zune (worse MP3 player name ever, not cool at all) which can also be found on Windows Phone 7 and the XBOX among other devices. The Seattle firm also wishes to focus more on the music selling business.

Microsoft Zune player troubles

The Zune was launched in 2006 but it never really took off. In European markets it was launched only in 2010 and failed to be a hit there as well. To make matters worse the first version of the Zune was plagued with bugs and look kind of bulky compared to the sexier iPods.

Microsoft succeeded in producing a much better device afterward, the critically acclaimed HD Zune (pictured below) yet it was took late to compete with the iPods and their 70% market share.
Zune HD 64 GB Video MP3 Player (Black)
Zune HD

If you always wanted a Zune player or if you are a gadget collector you might want to buy one now before they are no longer available in stores. Search Amazon.com for the Zune player Now!.

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