Zune Phone Confirmed. It’s Coming.

FCC, probably one of the major “leak portal”-if that’s the way you want to put it :D-just gave it away once again! According to MarketWatch, something similar to a Zune Phone may be in the works. CrunchGear was also able to find clues on a possible Zune Phone back in Monday, but it seems as if it is now true and confirmed.

On Monday, Microsoft filed a mysterious FCC application that seemed to somewhat resemble a wireless device able to work as something like a VoiP.

According to CrunchGear and the FCC filings, this “mysterious device” will actually be using OFDM (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing) rather than WiFi or Bluetooth. OFDM is actually going to be a widely used modulation scheme in the 4G standards in near future. Despite the fact that current companies such as T-Mobile are still struggling with 3G standards, as Sprint/Nextel have actually announced plans to build a 4G network on a 802.16e mobile WiMax standard, it seems like the Zune Phone may just be the device that may lead the way…

If what CrunchGear is speculating is correct, that’d be great! 🙂 At least some competition for the upcoming Apple iPhone and at least some sort of a new upgrade to the Zune in a sense, right?

I’m looking forward to it at least. 😛