Microsoft Ad Competition Reveals Pending Zune Mobile Release

Posted: Apr 14 2009, 9:15pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:52pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

Microsoft is pitting three ad agencies, McCann, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and JWT, against each other in an open competition for a product code-named “Pink,” according to AdWeek. Pink is only identified as a mobile service in the story, but Pink has long been known as Zune’s mobile software.

So chances are this is an entirely different entity from any new Zune hardware, including the Zune HD, and certainly not the mythical Zunephone. It may just be Zune support for Windows Mobile, something Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer first alluded to in 2008.

At a Microsoft London conference Ballmer claimed, “Now, we built the Zune hardware with the Zune software - and what you’ll see more and more over time is that the Zune software will also be ported to and be more important not just with the hardware but on the PC, on Windows Mobile devices, etc.”

With the three ad agencies currently competing, the timing for the winner may align with Windows Mobile 6.5’s Q4 release, suggesting a possible tie-in with Zune software.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus