'No Zune connector' on Windows Phone 7 Series, Microsoft says

“I received word back from Microsoft on my connector query. It turns out that Windows Phones willn’t use the Zune connector as some had hoped. Indeed, the otherwise rigid Windows Phone 7 Series hardware specification does not stipulate a physical interface of any kind, even mini-USB. So device makers are free to implement their own […]

“I received word back from Microsoft on my connector query. It turns out that Windows Phones willn’t use the Zune connector as some had hoped. Indeed, the otherwise rigid Windows Phone 7 Series hardware specification does not stipulate a physical interface of any kind, even mini-USB. So device makers are free to implement their own device-to-PC/charging solutions, and we’ll likely see a mix of mini-USB, micro-USB, and even (shame) proprietary connectors on Windows Phones,” reports Paul Thurrott.