Unfortunately even after a recent update back in August the Microsoft Zune range of players has now been officially announced as dead by Microsoft today. Even after denying that the Zune Players where not being discontinued after the Zune HD was mysteriously removed and then re-added to the Zune site over the last couple of days.
In the statement posted on the Zune website today Microsoft explained that even though the Zune Players are no longer in production, existing Zune owners will still be able to access all the Zune services as they have before.
“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.”