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WPCentral is reporting on a rumour started by @MSNerd, a regular Microsoft leaker, who tweeted: @manan @clubdirthill Wee little rumor seeping out now: Zune next to be split into Xbox mobile, Xbox Live & Windows Live Zune on the 24th. And the Zune backend platform will become a “Nokia services on Azure” offering, with content from Netflix, Last.fm & Hulu…

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The future of non-Windows Phone Zune hardware has been in doubt for some time, but at the same time rumours of a follow-up to a the critically acclaimed of not commercially successful ZuneHD has also been brewing for a while. The above article from the MIX 11 website introduces Joe Bellfiore as being in charge of the design of forthcoming…

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Recently there’s been talk of the future of the Zune brand in light of its absence in the Microsoft-Nokia partnership and MWC keynote announcements. The tech punditry here noticed that, when citing the Windows Phone ecosystem, Microsoft mentioned Office, Xbox Live and Bing, while seemingly purposefully neglecting Zune. Thurrott claims that his sources say Microsoft is looking to phase out…

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We interviewed Greg Sullivan, Senior Product Manager for Windows Phone 7, at Mobile World Congress 2011, and discussed some of the recent news and other issues surround Windows Phone 7. We touched on a few issues which have been near and dear to our readers, for example the lack of a 1st party Messenger app (coming, maybe, in the future),…

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We know many readers are disappointed that the rumoured Feb 7th Windows Phone 7 update has not materialized, but then we know already that this phone update needs to be preceded by a Zune desktop update, to enable backup functionality. Now the Zune software is reporting an update being pushed out for the software, and official Zune support is refusing…

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According to IHS Screen Digest, Microsoft grew its share of the online movie market by more that 50% from 11.6% to 17.9% between 2009 and 2010, despite Apple’s release of video centric devices such as Apple TV and the iPad. U.S. Online Video Share* (by % of consumer spending) Rank Company  2009  2010  1 Apple 74.4 64.5 2 Microsoft 11.6…

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Today let’s go over transferring a DVD to a WP7.  I recently bought a DVD that came with a digital copy- on the back of the DVD case it even shows the Windows Media Player logo and the movie playing on a phone.  Could it really be that easy?  Well, no, not for a WP7 (apparently if you have an…

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