As reported on CNN, it would appear that the passing of 2008 into 2009 resulted in Microsoft’s Zune, music player, shutting down!
Now this is a USA only product as far as Im aware, so it wasn’t a huge problem shared by many. Additionally Im not too sure too many people in the USA actually own one! However, its an interesting project which did bring WiFi sharing and downloads to the idea of portable music players.
I wonder if any other music players were hit by a similar bug? Or perhaps by the fact that an extra second was added to the end of the year? Still a platform which has lost its way, has got some free publicity. The questions is, once switched back on, where does the Zune go from here? Is it the handheld Xbox test platform as many expect? Will we see the Zune and sidekick combine to create a psp/Iphone beater in 2009/start of 2010?