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Zune Software Update Reveals Proof of Zune Phone?

Zune Software Update Reveals Proof of Zune Phone?

Posted January 26, 2010 at 2:36pm by iClarified · 5458 views
A new Zune software update today contains references to the illusive “Zune Phone”, according to I Started Something.

As some of you might know, an .INF file is essential component of a driver package responsible for identifying the driver and associating it with compatible USB hardware IDs, and in this case, the Zune.inf file is responsible for associating devices with the Zune driver.

New to this version of the driver (generated October 20, 2009) are several lines which reference a phone device.

%Zune.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBMS_COMP_MTPZ
%Zune.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0710
%Zune.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_063E
%Phone.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0640
%Phone.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0641
%Phone.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0642

%ZuneIp.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZIP, umburn:microsoft-com:device:mtpz:1

; Localizable strings
Msft = “Microsoft”
Zune.DeviceDesc = “Zune”

Phone.DeviceDesc = “Phone”

I Started Something believes that the three unique class IDs and specifically Product IDs (PID) identify three potential “Zune Phone” models not just capacity variants (since various Zune capacities are all grouped under the same PID).

Read More [via Engadget]

Zune Software Update Reveals Proof of Zune Phone?
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JDavila - January 26, 2010 at 3:16pm
WAY too late to even think they'll catch up... better stick to what you do best (Gaming Consoles, my guess) LOL
NA - January 26, 2010 at 4:09pm
I'd toss my iPhone for a WinMo7 Zune Phone on Day One. I like Microsoft more than Apple, and I've been waiting, along with a lot of other people for this. So go make your silly comments somewhere else.
samK - January 26, 2010 at 4:39pm
you don't need to catch up. you reinvent. *looks to iphone*
Zod - January 27, 2010 at 1:27am
Knowing microsoft, they'll try to copy the iphone like they did with Mac OSX, but they'll stuff it up, as usual and it'll be ten years after everyone else has done it. Hope it come with an airbag. Crashes aren't good for your phone, you know.
joe - January 27, 2010 at 3:37pm
After the big disappointment today that was, the ipad. Apple better reinvent the iphone 4g and do a better job then the last let down with the minor speed update they did with iphone 3gs. from the 3g. The other phones out there are caught up to the iphone, droid/ android, palm pre and soon the zune with the zphone apple better step up to the plate this whole thing with not allowing flash on their devices and no tethering and as the ipad shows no hdmi or camera or multi tasking i'm assuming apple is hoping the jailbreak community is gonna save them by hacking the ipad after all the bad revues it's getting right about now nice job apple blowing up the ipod touch to a ten inch screen i don't see you making alot a money off this device i guess blackberry is safe once again since no company will ever use this to have work being done on them just like apple failed with that same thing on the iphones it's great you have so many apps but when non are really worth something to the business community like what blackberry has and winmo which are business friendly your just shooting yourself with every new device that keeps leaving these things out. Go windows goodluck release the zune phone call it the zphone with a phone os based on windows 7 and with all the things apple dosen't have on the iphone and let's what the iphone go out in a blaze of glory.
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