Microsoft has revealed that it is working to port existing Zune HD applications to Windows Phone.
Zune senior business development manager Dave McLauchlan revealed the company’s plans in a recent Zune Insider podcast. Paul Thurrott spotted the podcast and kindly transcribed its contents. “A question I keep getting around apps on Zune [HD] … is, what about porting to Windows Phone?” says McLauchlan. “The answer to that question is two-fold” he says:
“Number one, we actually have some developers that have developed titles for Zune [HD] that aren’t Microsoft employees or aren’t on the Zune team. And those guys are very welcome to go and create apps for Windows Phone any time they like. The apps that we have built internally for Zune [HD], we’re actually looking at porting those over to Windows Phone. Right now, our focus for the app team is, more apps for Zune [HD]. Zune [HD] owners would like to hear that there’s more stuff coming. So that’s definitely the case.”
The confirmation of more apps for Zune HD and existing apps being ported to Windows Phone will likely ease the minds of Zune HD owners. ““I can’t tell you when or what the exact dates are,” McLauchlan adds, “but that’s something we’re definitely looking at doing.”