We’ve previously written about rumors concerning the Zune’s demise, and then reported about Microsoft refuting such stories. Well now we’ve come to tell you that the Zune is officially dead. Announced on the official Zune support website, Microsoft has stated that “we will no longer be producing Zune players.” Fortunately this doesn’t mean anything for current Zune owners: your device will continue to work with Zune services just like they do now, and all warranties will be honored for current owners and those who purchase any remaining ones.
I guess Windows Phone devices were the final nail in the coffin after all, and not the iPod. Either way, the players were great while they lasted. I wonder if Microsoft will start producing PMPs running on Windows Phone or Windows 8 in the future – just like its competitors have already done with the Android platform.
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