Microsoft to unveil Zunephone at 2009 CES?

Microsoft has been mum so far about any more plans for an upcoming Zunephone, but recent reports say otherwise. Somehow combining their Zune music player with Danger Sidekick handhelds, Microsoft is said to be prepping up its official announcement of a new device for CES 2009 in Las Vegas.

Sure, it might seem like a bad time to announce and release such a thing, especially with Windows Mobile currently struggling to gain and even keep its market share. But Microsoft sure seems capable of producing a Zunephone.

Also, they’ve got MobiComp, a Portuguese mobile phone software company they bought a few months ago to back them up.

Trip Chowdhry, of Global Equities Research, is the latest one to revive the old myth of the Zunephone, saying that Microsoft is in great shape to “unveil a new device combining the features of the company’s Zune music player and its Danger Sidekick handhelds, combined with what he describes as “some motion enhancement features” using an accelerometer, like the Apple iPhone.”

Well, CES 2009 is only a few weeks away. And while I’m sure many other new phone models are going to be announced there during keynotes, this rumored announcement of the Microsoft Zunephone is definitely the one many are going to be waiting for.

Via Tech Trader Daily

Author: David Gonzales

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  • bob

    It's not coming at CES. It's coming at MWC in Barcelona in February. Nobody announces any worthy phones at CES – they get swallowed up by the HD video wars and whatever Apple is showing at MacWorld. You won't see ZunePhone at CES, no way.

  • bob

    It's not coming at CES. It's coming at MWC in Barcelona in February. Nobody announces any worthy phones at CES – they get swallowed up by the HD video wars and whatever Apple is showing at MacWorld. You won't see ZunePhone at CES, no way.