Earlier today it was reported that Microsoft was going to be killing off the Zune branding. This information detailed out that Microsoft was going to blend the Zune branding into other services and eventually kill off Zune.
The Zune team has come back to say that this is not true. They state that they are not killing the service in anyway and said on the official Zune Facebook page:
To the Zune fans out there, this should come as good news as the service will live to see another day. Although the quote does not mention anything specific about hardware, the services will continue on for the foreseeable future.
For Microsoft, Zune has been an important player in combating Apple and its iTunes product. It has also represented a viable alternative to iTunes and has a dedicated following of individuals.