ZunePhone possibly coming in June, takes on iPhone and Pre

Microsoft has jumped on the Twitter bandwagon - the latest buzz-generator of choice - with an account for Office 2010 but two somewhat cryptic tweets suggest a new Zune product launch is just around the corner.

Update: Well, this one's busted! It turned out that this whole Zune thing was a hoax. The twitter account is a fake, created by someone who just wanted to spread word about his article about pirating iPhone apps and has nothing to do with MS Office. So, no ZunePhones coming out in June, sorry.

They advise us to hold off on buying an iPhone 2009 or a Pre because June will be "an important month for Zune lovers." Seeing how they mention two quite popular phones, could this product be the ZunePhone? With Windows Mobile 6.5 launch imminent, a PocketPC with the new OS and a Zune software package doesn't seem too unlikely.

In related news, yesterday Windows Marketplace opened for developer registrations. According to the Marketplace FAQ, this means it should be open for application submissions soon. During the registration process, developers will be provided with documentation about distributing apps through Marketplace. Unfortunately, currently the registration seems restricted to US residents only.

So far, there's no indication that the Zune Marketplace will merge with Windows Marketplace but it seems a logical step if a ZunePhone is released.

Either way, with the Pre very, very likely coming in early June, not just Zune lovers, but all gadget lovers in general will have a ball next month. We know we would...

Source: Fake Office 2010 Twitter, WM Team Blog



ZunePhone possibly coming in June, takes on iPhone and Pre - reader comments

  • Anonymous

i think it is possible too!

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  • 2009-05-17 15:48
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  • Lesley

I've never heard of the ZUNE phone in my life or maybe it's coz we live in small vill SOUTH AFRICA.Is it a real phone or is it a hox can sum1 please tell me ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2009-05-17 13:16
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  • Djmads01

Get the HTC MAGIC instead it is the most smart advanced phone on the market. Got mine 2 weeks ago and it fails to disapoint. I have hardly put it down since I have had my hands on it. What an Iphone eater !!!!

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  • 2009-05-16 22:42
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