#Products #Microsoft – 8 Failed Microsoft products that really ruined company’s reputation : Microsoft best know for Windows Operating Systems ,Windows Phone,Xbox ,Azure,Office etc. But these are not the only the only products the tech giant ever launched. There are some failed Microsoft products that really ruined company’s reputation.
In this article we are going to list these failed Microsoft products. All these unsuccessful Microsoft product suffered commercially a great loss.
Failed Microsoft Products :
1. Windows Mobile :
Don’t be confused with Windows Phone, Windows Mobile launched in 2000 were the first mobile operating system developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs. It was the most popular smartphone software in the U.S but its popularity faded with arrival of iOS and Android. Windows Mobile included an app store, a browser, and touch screen support. Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Mobile upon the release of Windows Phone 7 in 2012.
2. Zune :
Zune a brand of digital media products and services launched by Microsoft to compete with Apple’s iPod, which already sold more than 100 million units when Zune came to market. Zune was launched in November 2006 and product included a line of portable media players, digital media player software for Windows PCs, a music subscription service known as a “Zune Music Pass”, music and video streaming services for the Xbox 360 game console via the Zune Software, music, TV and movie sales, and desktop sync software for Windows Phone.
Zune took two years to sold hardly 2 million units so Microsoft was forced to shutdown unprofitable Zune services in June 2012.