The Zune Design That Never Was?
Pictured above is the Zune That Never Was. It was a design, created by people at Microsoft, for a product that looked like it would compete with the iPod Nano. Worth noting is that the patent application has one name on it that jumped out at me: Albert Shum. He happens to be Mr. Windows Phone Design. This looks like it would have filled the role of a small media player perfect for jogging, working out, etc. - basically any scenario where the primary purpose was strictly to listen to music or podcasts. The Zune HD hardware is fantastic; I'd have loved to have seen how this little one would have turned out...