Yesterday we published an article which said that Microsoft had decided to discontinue the Zune HD, the news came direct from Microsoft themselves, who posted the following statement on a support page.
“We recently announced that, going forward, Windows Phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy, and that we will no longer be producing Zune players. So what does this mean for our current Zune users? Absolutely nothing. Your device will continue to work with Zune services just as it does today. And we will continue to honor the warranties of all devices for both current owners and those who buy our very last devices. Customer service has been, and will remain a top priority for us.”
Now it looks like Microsoft may be doing a bit of back tracking, as the support page with the above statement has been removed from the Microsoft website, and Microsoft has released the following statement on Twitter.
We are still supporting the Zune HD hardware. No official info has been released stating hardware is being discontinued. ^SM
So according to Microsoft the Zune HD isn’t dead just yet, but why did the publish on their website a statement saying that “we will no longer be producing Zune players”, is this something that Microsoft has planned, but it appeared on their website before it was supposed to.