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Microsoft reworking Zune HD apps for Windows Phone

updated 09:20 pm EDT, Mon June 20, 2011

Ports may not include third-party titles

Microsoft is reportedly considering porting many Zune HD apps over to the Windows Phone platform. In a Zune Insider podcast, Zune senior business development manager Dave McLauchlan suggests the company is mulling the idea of reworking its internally-developed Zune HD titles for compatibility with the range of WP7 smartphones.

McLauchlan cautioned that Microsoft cannot port apps created by third parties, though the developers are welcome to follow the same route.

"Right now, our focus for the app team is, more apps for Zune [HD]," McLauchlan said, according to a transcript posted on Winrumors. "Zune [HD] owners would like to hear that there's more stuff coming. So that's definitely the case."

Despite the references to new Zune HD apps and WP7 porting, the company is not ready to disclose additional details or provide a time-frame for the projects.

by MacNN Staff



  1. viktorob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Porting from Zune to Windows 7

    Are they going to rework all 5 applications? incredible.

  1. jessiccarobertt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Zune HD Apps

    Zune HD the latest product in Zune family which is a good competitor against the apple iPod series and other touch screen media players in the market. It is the product of Microsoft company which is mainly a media player loaded with features of touch screen, operating system, high definition graphics, Wi-Fi, web browsing and many more. It is available with a wide range of memory storage which is available in16, 32 and 64 GB.

    Its 3.3-inch display with 480x272 resolutions and OLED technology, gives a unique experience of brightness and contrast unlike anything you can find in a LCD. It support and deliver a boasting of 33 hours music play back and eight hour of video play back. The Zune HD apps include a variety games and other daily life application which provide a unique experience to its user. The Zune HD apps are only supported by Microsoft XNA framework.

    Its top 10 applications are

    Games: A number of games which can be played with a unique 3-D environment are a big part of Zune HD apps. These games are written with the support of XNA framework only. They are not only enjoyable but also wonderfully active and engaging for people of all ages and backgrounds.

    MSN Weather: It is basically a very practical weather monitoring application which can be used with a Wi-Fi hotspot to check forecast patters for any area. This application is very helpful in navigation, as it keeps you updated with the latest weather information. It helps you keep in track with the way you are travelling analyzing everything and making the right assumptions.

    Calculator: It is a user friendly tool for mathematical calculation which supports different type of equations system also. It comes in Standard mode (when the Zune HD is tilting upright), and Scientific mode (when the Zune HD is tilting flat). With both modes that are available with just a small tilt, calculations are just made even easier.

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