February 2, 2007 by dennis
Microsoft is currently developing a mobile phone based on its Zune MP3 player, says one report quoting an unidentified but knowledgeable source. The yet unnamed mobile phone will be a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone, as it will work with the Microsoft Zune marketplace just like the iPhone will work with iTunes.
The phone is said not to be based on Windows Mobile, but rather will employ an interface similar to the one used in Zune. It’s also supposed to be able to sync with the Xbox 360 and receive video streams from it via a wireless data connection.
While Microsoft is still working out the details and timetables for the yet to be announced product’s launch, it’s speculated that it will appear in stores for the Holiday season 2007, roughly half a year after iPhone’s release. That should give Microsoft enough time to analyze the iPhone and try and improve on it with their Zune phone.
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