Microsoft is considering including support for Mac OS within future Windows Phone 7 series of devices.
Speaking to Engadget this weekend, Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman, (director of consumer experiences for Microsoft’s mobile division) would neither confirm nor deny the plan – all he seemed prepared to commit to was to concede that there are “internal discussions” as his team is considering the plan.
What could make this interesting is Microsoft’s confirmation the other week that Windows Mobile 7 will offer a Zune client, in order that devices powered by the OS won’t be completely out of the iPhone’s league.
Melodeo has tweaked its nuTsie software to offer music fans access to their iTunes music collections from more than two dozen Windows Mobile smartphones, including the Samsung BlackJack, Palm Treo and Motorola Q.
The nuTsie application for Windows Mobile is available now from software purveyor Handango. It allows music fans to listen to their collection using a Windows Mobile handset, a Web-connected computer or mobile phone. Continue reading →
In yet another attempt to stake space in the digital marketplace, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed the company intends introducing Zune-based media features into future generations of Windows Mobile device.
Speaking to CIO, he admitted the company introduced Zune to stake space in the Apple-led digital media trend. “At the end of the day, one of the big trends is that all content is going digital,” he said, “And if we don’t have the software and services that are useful, helpful and valuable for the consumption of music and video, we are sort of not really a player.”
On the future of Zune he admits that the company developed software for the device with the intention of bringing it to other sustems. Continue reading →
Writing in his online blog, the analyst says Microsoft won’t take te fight to Apple in this way because the “business model of Windows Mobile is totally different than Zune.”
The analyst argues that while Zune deployed technologies Mi crosoft shared with others, those involved in creating music players weren’t achieving a market presence. Not so Windows Mobile, he says. Continue reading →