Thursday, October 14, 2010

Window Mobile 7 syncs for Mac this fall: Would Mac users go for that?

Mac users will get the ability to sync Windows Phone 7 devices with their Mac computer, sometime in 2010.
The news first came from the tweet of Oded Ran, Microsoft UK’s head of Windows Phone marketing. He tweeted that WP7/Zune syncing with Mac is coming soon, with Microsoft later this year.
So later in 2010 Microsoft would make a public beta available of a tool that allows Windows Phone 7 to sync selected content with Mac computers.
While that doesn’t really sound like a full-fledged Zune client for Mac, it’s still nice to see Microsoft trying to be keen on Mac users who also happen to be interested in a Windows Phone 7 device.
But market analysts say that Microsoft expects many Mac users to go for Windows Phone 7. But there is already a version of Zune for Mac for the Kin. So it could be almost zero effort to make it work for Window Phone 7 which actually might be a little poke in the eye at Apple.
Any way it is “Well played” by Microsoft.

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