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Zune HD Not Dead Yet Says Microsoft

Zune HD, Microsoft's not-so-popular troubled digital device, seems to be counting its last few days. First in a strange turn of events this device disappeared from the Microsoft’s Zune official website and then appeared again.

When Microsoft declared the Zune Pass price drop with a flash page that showed the services available for PCs, Xbox and the Windows phones, the page did not mention anything about the Zune HD MP3 player. This led everyone to believe that it is the end for this device.

Later on Michael Yaeger from Microsoft tweeted that it was a publication mistake and restored the Zune HD product page (opens in new tab) but, reference to the device is still missing from the Zune music pass page.

As per the latest information available on the Zune player support and service page on its official website “We recently announced that, going forward, Windows phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy, and that we will no longer be producing Zune players.”

For the current users of the device the website mentioned (opens in new tab) that the device will “continue to work with Zune services” and they will honour the warranty and provide customer services to the current owners as well as those potential owners who will buy the last devices.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.