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Old 01-28-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default The "Zune phone" is Project Pink - and Zune SW support is coming

With rumors of a Zune phone at an all time high and Microsoft's denial engine going into overdrive, it's time to replace baseless speculation with hard facts.

The Zune software contains a EEndpointFamily enumeration that specifies the various flavors of compatible hardware. All the usual varieties of Zune are represented, but two of the entries in the list are distinctly unfamiliar: eEndpointFamilyPmxPure and eEndpointFamilyPmxTurtle. These two items would, of course, be referring to the Pure and Turtle, codenames for the two phones stemming from Microsoft's Pink project. What PMX stands for is anyone's guess, but Pink Media eXperience [update: turns out it's Premium Mobile eXperiences] would be a safe bet.

On a related note, the Zune software also contains two PMX-related string table entries, IDS_PMX_CACHED_CONTENT_WARNING and IDS_PMX_CACHED_CONTENT_URL. The following text corresponds to these entries:

<h>Studio members</h>\nView and manage pictures and videos taken with your phone at the Studio
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=177789

This is about as close as it gets to definitive evidence that:

  • Pink is the Zune phone
  • There's going to be a service called Studio that lets you upload the footage from your phone camera

The distinct lack of other PMX references in the software means that it is doubtful that support for the new phones is fully implemented - this is just a precursor of what's to come. Moreover, it's still unclear why there are three phone entries listed in the infamous .inf file when there are only two Pink models that are known. However, more information is certain to become evident eventually.



Source: original research

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Old 01-28-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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Amazing find!
On a side note, I notice a lack of a Danger reference.



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Wow. There's just so much evidence of Microsoft's denied phones swirling around in cyberspace and right in front of our faces.




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So Does That Mean There'll Be A Phone App For Zune, Or ZunePhone? Confused A Little





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Old 01-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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What's the "Zune SW" support that's "coming"?




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Old 01-28-2010, 06:35 PM   #6
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What's the "Zune SW" support that's "coming"?
Perhaps I should have been a bit more clear - this info would seem to indicate that the Zune software ("SW") is going to sync with Pink.





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Old 01-28-2010, 06:50 PM   #7
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SO rather then a "Zune phone" it's going to be a Phone made by Microsoft utilizing the Zune software?




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Old 01-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #8
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SO rather then a "Zune phone" it's going to be a Phone made by Microsoft utilizing the Zune software?
Precisely.





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Old 01-28-2010, 06:55 PM   #9
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Interesting, We will have to see though. Microsoft might put out a great product (like they did with the zune) and neglect it for the first year and a half (like the zune).




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Old 01-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #10
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I thought there was already zune software support





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Nice find man. I just hope those phones are as attractive as the zHD.





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alsome find man im very happy now



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Old 01-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #13
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #14
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I think this one was already found.



 

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I think this one was already found.
Awhile ago.



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Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #16
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I think everyone would prefer a "Zune HD phone" but if Microsoft can put out a good product, heck, I might get it. Anything will beat my old Razr for a phone





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they better actually not leave the device to die.... or take forever for a FB app O.o



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Old 01-28-2010, 09:25 PM   #18
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This may or may not mean anything but if you go to the Twitter account "ZunePhone", their tweets are protected. Before Bill Gates went public with his Twitter account, his account was on protected. Interestingly, the user name "Project Natal" is also protected. So these might be real accounts.

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:42 AM   #19
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Well well well if its ms playing dumb with us. I think there yust dening to make it look more interesting or maybe there yust playing with us that could be the only reasone!!!
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:12 AM   #20
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Via SlashGear

more proof, it's the Pure phone and the Turtle Phone.




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