The Zune (What's That Again?) Kicks It
Since its release in 2006, the Zune struggled to reach any sort of market share when it turned out that appearing five years behind the iPod can be a, uh, handicap. And its small, if rabid, fanbase was hardly enough to unseat Apple's dominance (or, as we saw last year, even enter the general parlance).
Super fans might get some comfort in knowing the software, (the part of the Zune insiders were most impressed with) will continue to live on in Windows phones and on Xboxes. In other words, its gone on to a better place.