Microsoft’s Zune music players are now officially dead, lives on in Phone 7

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Ah the Zune. It was Microsoft’s answer to the Apple’s iPod, and many a tech-geek’s device of choice when going against the tide of iPod fanboys. Alas, Microsoft has finally put the last nail in the coffin of the oft maligned device, and have stated on the Zune support page that they will no longer be producing Zune players, with the company stating that they would be channeling their mobile music and video strategy to Phone 7 going forward. What does this mean for current Zune owners? Nothing really – your device will still be supported by Microsoft and will still be eligible for Zune updates, and the company reiterates that it will still honor warranties for the last devices sold.

Source: Zune Support Page