Being one of the more predictable developments in the gadget world, today marks the death of Zune. Yes, the iPhone’s very own Single White Female has been put to rest. FINALLY.
I mean, come on. Who owns a Zune, anyway? Grade school teachers who are trying to be hip? Marine biologists? Local radio show contest winners? I don’t know if I’ve met single person with a Zune. But I’m pretty sure if I did they’d be really belligerent if I teased them about it, like the people who live in North Jersey that get really defensive when you ask how long their commute is.
Microsoft plans to continue working on the Zune software for Windows and smartphones, which is a big relief for all of the ten people out there using Zune instead of iTunes. Let it go, Microsoft!
The bigger question is, what are they going to do with all of the remaining Zune corpses that are still sitting on shelves and collecting dust in warehouses? I hope Steve Ballmer is REALLY HUNGRY.