October 4, 2011
Microsoft Puts Zune Music Player On The Chopping Block
Microsoft announced this week that it will no longer be manufacturing its Zune music players.
"We will no longer be producing Zune players." The company wrote on Zune.net. "Going forward, Windows Phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy."
Microsoft said in the note that it will still honor warranties for existing devices, as well as those still in retail stores.
The last remaining Zune HD music players are available as 16 gigabytes models for $159.
Zune first made its debut in 2006, just a few months before Apple first announced the iPhone line in January 2007.
Microsoft also struggled to capture the consumer's attention against Apple's iPod line, which has seen over 300 million devices sold since its debut 10 years ago.
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