Microsoft rumoured to be working on Zune "Pink" smartphone

The online rumour mill is churning up some more news about Microsoft's oft-predicted Zune smartphone. According to MSNBC's resident tech columnist Jim

The online rumour mill is churning up some more news about Microsoft's oft-predicted Zune smartphone. According to MSNBC's resident tech columnist Jim Goldman, the software giant is beavering away on a highly evolved Zune codenamed "Pink".

Goldman's source says the device will combine the functionality of the current range of Zune music players (still unavailable in the UK) with phone technology from Danger Inc., the firm responsible for the T-Mobile Sidekick. Danger Inc. was recently acquired by Microsoft.

Sadly the source didn't furnish Goldman with any feature or spec info, but he did say that the device could be unveiled as soon as CES in January 2009, with a possible release in February. We're likely to hear more on this in the coming weeks, so keep it here for any Pink-related rumblings.