From previous posts we know Microsoftâ€™s Zune team are working on new hardware, but the question did arise whether it would be a new Zune phone or in fact the ZuneHD 2
Now however we have a denial by Microsoft of any intent to enter the smartphone OEM market again. When asked if they are making another handset Tivanka Ellawala, CFO of Microsoftâ€™s Mobile Communications Business Unit told investors â€œWe are in the software business and that is where our business will be focused.â€
Recent rumours arising from a job posting by Microsoft suggest the ZuneHD 2 will be under the Windows Phone 7 umbrella, implying the device may play the same role as the iPod Touch to Appleâ€™s iPhone, offering a Windows Phone experience without the expensive carrier contract.
Read more at Wall Street Journal here.