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Old 09-13-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Zune Phone Actually In The Works?

I saw this listed on the Zune site zunescene.com. It was not dated, but this is the first I have heard of this possibility since March. Hopefully Sprint can jump in if it turns out to be worth the effort.

http://www.zunescene.com/zune-phone/


Despite denials by Microsoft that a Zune Phone is getting ready to hatch, a recent filing to the Federal Communications Commission reveals that some type of prototype device is in the works. Whatís unusual is that the document comes from a consortium of Microsoft, Intel, HP, Dell, and Phillips rather than a single source.

The device has the ability to bypass the telecom companies all together and use WiMAX VOIP (routing of phone calls through the internet). WiMAX is similar to Wi-Fi because of high bandwidth capabilities, but the range is much greater than Wi-Fi making the technology feasible for cell phone use. The theoretical bandwidth would be orders of magnitude greater than the technology of the iPhone, potentially giving a large advantage to the device over itís assumed competition. Although we can not be sure how the device will be branded and marketed, it is definitely worth keeping an eye on as a possible Zune Phone architecture.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:21 AM   #2
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Sounds interesting indeed. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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hopefully it takes absolutely nothing from the design of the zune mp3 player
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:55 PM   #4
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^^^ oh yes, let's pray it doesn't. My friend's Zune is huge, and not only that, it's a rectangle, so it looks even bigger 0_0
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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maybe Sprint can get exclusive on it
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