Microsoft Zune to become a portable game console, and also a phone

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Microsoft has plans for its Zune media player. It would first get ready to play video games. Peter Moore, Microsoft’s vice president for Xbox video game business, confirmed the move at the CES and added the portable platform would first be able to play handheld games.

But now that the iPhone is out, Microsoft is also planning to include wireless video sharing facility in the device and convert it into a smartphone. While the question of its cellular connectivity isn’t set yet, Microsoft chief architect software Ray Ozzie said the company has been preparing to include VoIP in it. In September, the company rolled out a pair of headsets of the LifeChat series, one is Bluetooth-enable, most likely for a portable communication device…

Jan 10, 2007 | By Nuno

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