Bill Gates Says Zune Will Get Useful Wireless FeaturesNov 16th, 2006 | By James Lewin | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players
According to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, founder and president of Microsoft, the Zune may soon get useful additions to its wireless functionality, adding interoperabiltiy with the Xbox 360 and PCs.
On Tuesday, Gates said that Zune will soon be integrated with other platforms, including Windows Vista and the Xbox gaming console.
“We will take it even further, connecting the Zune to the Windows PC or Xbox,” he said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. “There is a lot more coming there.”
Gates said that Zune’s wireless connectivity is just one way Microsoft is changing how people enjoy and share various multimedia. “We’re changing entertainment from something you do in isolation to connected entertainment,” he said.
Microsoft’s Zune introduction has been widely viewed as disappointing, and the company is now positioning the portable media player introduction as the first step in a long process.