Probably all of us agree that Lumia 520 success is due to its excelent quality/price relationship, making affordable for everyone to have a fast and fluid smartphone. It is designed to act as a "soft drug", making easier for people to enter on the WP ecosystem, since for 90$ you can give it a try. Apple has a similar product, the iPod touch.
So I thought, what if Microsoft relaunched the Zune (rebranded as Zune, WP, Surface, Skype or whatever they want), powered by WP8.1, and with a price tag under 100$. I think it would be easy to do with the following features:
- 800x480 3.5-4.5 inch display
- 512-1024 MB RAM
- Expandable storage
- Unified windows marketplace
There would be many uses for that device
- Chat device (whatsapp, skype, fb)
- Multimedia player
- Toy for kids
More or less, it wold be a Lumia 520 without cellphone capabilities and Windows Phone 8.1 (and bringing back the gorgeous Zune HD silver style, please!). It wouldnt be limited to carriers exclusivity, as current Lumias, and they could given for FREE with a XBOX music suscription. That way, XBOX Music would be a trojan horse inside iOS and Android (as Chrome and iTunes are in Windows).
What do you think? Would it be a good idea?