While Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer seems to hate the iPhone, his plan of attack on Apple’s music empire seems somewhat limited – the company has no plans to launch its not especially popular Zune HD in Europe.
This follows rumours the company planned to release the product in Europe in time for Christmas. (A passionate Zune fan is pictured right)
It’s all the more remarkable following the company’s stated decision to discontinue other Zune models in favour of the Zune HD.
With such a half-hearted commitment to the space, its long past time Microsoft quits this segment and cedes control to other players, though this is unlikely to happen as it invests heavily in popularising Silverlight, which presumably it hopes to use to pump video into devices made by third party partners, running some future version of Windows Mobile.