Rumors of a Zune Phone have been circulating since early last year, and a year later, Microsoft spokespeople are still denying rumors that the portable music player platform may gain a cellular radio for voice and mobile broadband data: “”we have no plans to create a Zune phone.” However, Microsoft’s answer raises other questions. Since the original rumor that Microsoft would introduce its Zune-based hardware and software with a phone radio, newer reports and evidence have surfaced that Zune may appear elsewhere and may not be a “Zune Phone”–as [...]
The new Zune desktop software, Zune HD, and Zune Pass service are pretty fantastic, but do you really need to buy a Zune to take advantage of the excellent $15/month unlimited music subscription (that includes 10 non-protected songs that you can keep each month)? You’ve already got a Windows Phone that can play music. Who wants to carry around another device?
Thanks to the Zune Pass’s Digital Rights Management, and Windows Media Player Mobile’s DRM support, it’s perfectly possible to get all of that unlimited music from your Zune desktop software onto [...]
According to MobileTechWorld, the Microsoft PMP will be getting its own Twitter app tomorrow. The Zune HD, Microsoft’s proprietary phone-less MP3 player with video play back, is getting its Twitter client for moments when you’re connected to a WiFi network. Thus far, the Zune HD has proven itself to be a capable and impressive device that is well integrated, solidly built, and with a stunning UI. Hopefully, Microsoft’s Zune team will continue the tradition with a well implemented Twitter application.
Opera Software announced the availability of Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile today, which according to the software firm, “elevates mobile browsing to a desktop-like experience, helping people to search, socialize and stay connected while on-the-go.” The new version offers a more cohesive look between the various different versions of Opera software: Opera 10 on the desktop, Opera Mini 5, and now Opera Mobile 10.
Click on to see Brandon’s video walk-through and decide for yourself the changes since Opera Mobile 9.7.
Opera lists some of the [...]
Whether that’s the much rumored Windows Mobile 6.5.1 or the highly debatable leak of Windows Mobile 7 that is being referenced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, we do know that Zune integration will be coming soon to Windows Mobile. Time will tell if that means that Zune and Windows Media Player Mobile will be integrated or if that latter’s days are actually numbered.
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According to the Engadget Show, which interviewed Ballmer recently: “For Zune he says Windows Mobile is going to get integration in the next release — which is a [...]
Could Microsoft be leveraging Windows phones as its portable gaming console by creating synergy between the Xbox and Windows Mobile platforms? It sure seems like it, especially with the advanced technical requirements that were leaked as part of Windows Mobile 7 chassis 1. And also, the leaked job ad from the Redmond, Washington software giant seems to be in alignment with gaming on the mobile platform.
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We are seeking a technically savvy Developer Account Manager to own and drive the relationship with our top mobile entertainment [...]