Feeds

MS to link Zune software to Windows Mobile

But a Windows phone still isn't on the cards

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has already stated that it isn’t going to build a mobile phone. But that hasn’t stopped him from talking up the integration of Zune software into a range of additional gadgets.

In an interview with CIO magazine, Ballmer said: “Zune software will also be ported to and be more important not just with the hardware but on the PC, on Windows Mobile devices, etc.”

Given Ballmer’s earlier comments, it’s unlikely that he’s hinting at Microsoft making a mobile phone. Although there’s nothing stopping the software behemoth from doing so, it could simply say: “We changed our minds.”

What Ballmer’s latest Zune comments do indicate is that Microsoft is looking to strengthen its Windows Mobile offering by merging it with the firm’s established Zune software. This may be a reaction to the recent release of the Android-based G1.

But exactly what Microsoft’s Zune software plans for both PCs and Windows Mobile based devices are, only time will tell.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.