Now rumours are spreading that Microsoft is planning a Zune mobile phone to compete with the forthcoming Apple iPhone .
The rumour comes from the CrunchGear blog , which has received "leaked information" that Microsoft is planning a Zune mobile phone based on the Zune interface. Unlike the Apple iPhone , the Zune Phone may not have a touch screen.
CrunchGear considers the Zune interface "among the best available on audio players" and states that a possible transition to a phone should be easy.
According to the speculation, the Zune Phone will be available in time for Christmas this year, which seems like a bit of a challenge for Microsoft to pull off.
Whether this is an accurate rumour, or just another vapourware statement about products that never see the light of day, time will tell.