Zune Team Merges To Work On Phone...Possibly
While I haven't given up on seeing a Zune Phone at CES next month, apparently another has. This is the on again, off again, on again, and now it's off again story that keeps going round and round. However, now there appears to be yet another twist developing.
Clearly the Zune team is more in touch with what younger folks want in a handheld device than the Windows Mobile team. While many of us would like to see a "True Zune Phone" that could compete with the best of anythign out there, that still does seem a longshot (at least on the "off again" days). Be that as it may, the latest thinking is that the Zune team will simply be merged with the Windows Mobile team into one big happy family.
In my mind, it's a bit of a risk because the device that could have been may never see the light of day under this scenario. It also means that the partners will continue to manufacture the devices in all probability. Finally, I doubt I'll ever get to dial with my squircle. Here's hoping the Zune Marketplace makes it into a 3G connected device!