HP today began selling two models of music players, the “Apple iPod from HP 20GB” and the “Apple iPod from HP 40GB,” for US$299 and $399, respectively. The white models, identical to Apple’s 4G iPod models in every way except for the etched HP logo on the back metal casing, are available for purchase now from HPshopping.com. Each model’s product page sports a link to download iTunes and also a link to HP Customer Care’s iTunes support webpage which features sections such as, “How to use iTunes, Tutorials, Top Support Articles, and iTunes Customer Service.”
HP and Apple first announced plans to sell a version of the iPod last January and originally planned to begin selling the music player this summer – which technically, they still did. Shortly after Apple introduced their new 4G iPod, HP stated their intention had been to wait for the latest 4G iPod models before they began selling their models.
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