Thursday, January 08, 2004

WSJ.com - H-P Will Resell Apple's iPod Player

WSJ.com - H-P Will Resell Apple's iPod Player: "The partnership with Apple is a radical first step, and could cause new waves in an entertainment market that is grappling with a series of technology puzzles. For Apple, the deal suggests the Cupertino, Calif., concern may be taking a different approach from the one it has followed in the PC industry. Where rival Microsoft Corp. helped turn its Windows operating system into a de facto standard by broadly licensing it to hardware firms, Apple generally has kept technology it has developed to itself."

It'll be interesting to see how HP will reconcile this with their leadership position in Pocket PC devices. The HP value-add potential for iPod is far from clear, but it's yet another headline for Apple...
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