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Microsoft To Release Mac Sync Option for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has announced that a Windows Phone 7 Mac Sync option will be made available in the future.

The announcement followed Microsoft UK’s head of Windows Phone marketing Oded Ran tweeting that Mac users will be able to sync their Windows Phone 7 devices using a version of its Zune software.

According to Neowin, which first reported the news, the tweet has been removed after the news first surfaced.

"Later in 2010 Microsoft will make a public beta available of a tool that allows Windows Phone 7 to sync select content with Mac computers," Microsoft said in a statement.

Microsoft had previously said that PC users will be able to sync media, like photos, music and videos to their Windows Phone 7 using the Zune software.

This prompted Mac users to ask how they will be able to do that since Microsoft had not released the Zune for Mac software.

Experts had earlier speculated that like KIN, Microsoft might provide a small software that would allow Mac users to sync with Windows Phone 7. The tweet indicates that the company will launch the Zune for Mac software altogether.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is planning on pushing its Zune music software by offering a Zune Pass to Windows Phone 7 users, allowing them stream 10 million music tracks for a monthly subscription fee.