Recently, MS announced that the Zune and Xbox teams are set to merge. Unsurprisingly, this has sparked and refreshed rumors that an Xbox Portable is in development? Do you think this is true and would you like to see such a device on the market place?
Last week, Microsoft announced that the Windows Media Center and Zune software groups have been assimilated by the “same Interactive Entertainment Business group that handles the Xbox as well as all gaming.” Microsoft says that this is a logical step in terms of being able to unify their Mobile platforms. On one hand, it really is a sensible step: there are separate app stores for Windows Mobile and Zune, and videos obtained by users from the Zune Marketplace can’t be transferred to their Xbox 360. This is the exact opposite at Apple, which only has iTunes for the Macs, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. But I’d like to think that Microsoft is still considering coming out with a portable Xbox/Zune combo.
News Source: <A href="http://technabob.com/blog/2010/01/24/microsoft-zune-and-xbox-teams-merge/#ixzz0dcnMCseo" target="_Blank">Technabob</a>