Microsoft preparing new Zune device to compete with the iPhone, Palm Pre

This may or may not be about the long-rumored Zune phone, but one thing’s clear: a new Zune product will be announced by Microsoft in June. 
And this unnamed Zune product will apparently compete with Apple’s new iPhone, as well as with the Palm Pre.

According to a twitter post from Microsoft’s Office 2010 team, “June 2009 will be an important month for Zune lovers”.

Um, ok, but what does this have to do with the iPhone and the Pre? Well, it doesn’t, at first sight.

But another twitter post comes to clarify things a bit:

“New product launch, that’s all I’m allowed to say. Hold off from buying an iPhone/Pre”.


So it is a Zune phone after all? 

We’re not sure, but it’s almost certain that we’ve got three major products coming our way this June: new iPhone (or maybe iPhones?), the Palm Pre, and the new Zune something. Quite a hot summer, isn’t it?

Update: Nope, there will be no Zune in June, according to Microsoft.


Author: Ilinca Nita

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