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[Ars] Zune hardware apparently dead, software and services live on

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Zune will live on as a software and services platform, according to Bloomberg's source. Windows Phone 7 embeds the Zune player for media playback on the phone, uses the Zune Marketplace for online music sales, and the Zune PC software for media syncing and firmware updates. These uses will be unhindered by the cancellation of the standalone Zune hardware.
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post #2 of 40
/cry...

On a lighter note they should go on sale to clear inventory. Might be able to get a 64GB model now.
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And I was really hoping for a zune HD 2 MS, you are a disappointment.
post #4 of 40
i was just going to post this , o well

to me soon beats the ipod np, sucks that it died . my favorite feature was that you can tranfer song with out a pc. + your able to backup your zune on the pc
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Why....?
Zune hd was the itouch's competition

I guess I'll be getting cowon now instead of high hopes of hd2 (phone perhaps)
    
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How unfortunate. I absolutely loved my Zune HD but I sold it to buy a Fiio E5 for my laptop. I no longer own a DAP but if I buy another down the road it will definitely be a Zune.

My Nexus One is not an adequate substitute as it has subpar audio quality.
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post #7 of 40
That sucks, the Zune HD was better than the iPod when it launched but the masses didn't care for some reason
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post #8 of 40
well atleast prices will most likely plummet.
post #9 of 40
***! I love my Zune...Was looking forward to buying a new one when this one dies.
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How about zune sync software for Android? I think Zune's marketplace and sync function would serve many android devices very well.
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