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There’s No Zune Phone Coming; But Even If It Was, Would It Be Big News?

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imageOnce again, rumors have re-surfaced that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is going to launch a Zune phone — this time at CES in January. I’ve held off reporting on the rumor because I don’t think it is true, but more importantly, if it were true, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

The rumor has been around for years — well, since the Zune first launched. But it seemed it was squashed for good in October, when Microsoft’s own Steve Ballmer said the Zune software may become a component of Windows Mobile devices in the future, but not a standalone phone. A spokesperson elaborated: “Right now we