Possible purchase suggests that Microsoft will continue a piecemeal approach to the consumer mobile market, rather than follow Apple's lead and build its own phone.
Confirming a story in the Telegraph, a Microsoft representative tells CNET News that MSN is making a return to the music service business, at least in Britain.
No wonder it's taking so long to get the Zune Marketplace ported over to Windows Mobile--Microsoft is apparently planning to let carriers to get involved in selling downloads over 3G.
Microsoft is advertising for a user experience designer to work on, among other things, "Zune Xbox."
As part of an effort to boost its presence in North America, the handset maker is planning a family of Windows Mobile devices, starting with a business-oriented device due this summer.