Don’t ask me why, but driver and firmware updates tend to be especially hairy areas when it comes to leaking new products – more than one unannounced gadget was initially “outed” this way.

istartedsomething now spotted the following sequence in an USB driver:

%Zune.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBMS_COMP_MTPZ
%Zune.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0710
%Zune.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_063E
%Phone.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0640
%Phone.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0641
%Phone.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZUSB, USBVID_045E&PID_0642
%ZuneIp.DeviceDesc% = ZuneMTPZIP, umburn:microsoft-com:device:mtpz:1

; Localizable strings
Msft = “Microsoft”
Zune.DeviceDesc = “Zune”

Phone.DeviceDesc = “Phone”

As I have already stated my opinion regarding this in the past clearly (here), we can but stay tuned and hope that it turns out to be a new SideKick dumbphone…

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  4. Robbie Bach: Zune is on its way to “new screens”
  5. A bit of background info on the HTC driver issue

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