|Microsoft Discontinues Zune|
Posted: 19-Oct-2011 [Source: Newspanel]
[Newspanel press release announces Microsoft's Zune media player has been taken off the market after capturing only 10% of the media player market since its release in 2006.]
Birmingham, England -- The Microsoft media player has been taken off the market. Earlier this year there were rumors regarding the discontinuation of the product. As rumors have now taken the form of truth, Microsoft has announced that they want to focus more on the Windows phone. Microsoft plans to plant the Zune attributes to the Windows phone to give a boost to its phone market.
Zune was released in 2006 and Microsoft had planned for it to take over the iPod. That did not happen, however, Zune had managed to capture 10% of the market for media players. Owners who are currently using Zune need not worry as the product's warranty still applies. Those who have Zune and do not wish to throw it away just yet can still keep it for the time being and those who wanted to buy it can still get it through amazon.com. The phone is no longer available at Wal-Mart and there is no news regarding its availability in the future. Microsoft plans to discontinue its hardware too, so owners might face trouble with maintenance and repair.
Even though Zune could not beat its rivals in the market, that does not indicate that the product was any less than the others. To date, it remains one of the best gadgets to have ever surfaced the world of technology. Microsoft wants to build the market for its Windows phone, and so they have decided to make it the center of their focus. They discontinued the production of Zune for this purpose and they encourage their customers to move to the Windows phone. It is one phone that has it all. The phone has endless features for both users of the business class and the casual ones. It has Microsoft office, Xbox and a media player. Xbox is the ultimate gaming zone and can prove to be a sales trigger for the phone. Windows phone does not only possess the features of a desirable gadget, but it also marvels at designing. Available in the most-wanted colors and a sleek body with the function of a touch-screen, it is bound to give many other Smartphones a run for their money.
With every new windows phone, there are new features and an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows installed. Every gadget has its own list of fans and so many will be sad with the demise of the smart media player that ends its journey in the world of technology.
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