What ‘Zune Mobile’ is and isn’t

Posted by sumeethevans on December 13 2008, 5:28 AM. Posted in Zune.

Microsoft officials (finally) denied this week that the company will be rolling out a Zune phone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. But they didn’t deny they have something called “Zune Mobile” up their sleeves.

Zune Mobile seems to be a set of Zune-specific premium services for Windows Mobile devices. These services are part of what I’ve been calling the “Pink” services for the past several months.

A few bloggers have talked in generalities about the fact it would be a no-brainer for Microsoft to move some of the Zune services to mobile devices. But Paul Thurrott was actually the first person I saw use the “Zune Mobile” name to refer specifically to this platform, after his meeting this week with the Windows Mobile team.

One of my tipsters, who requested anonymity, recently shared a bit more context on Pink/Zune Mobile.

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