“Hewlett-Packard Co. is discounting its HP-brand iPods in an effort to sell off its remaining inventory of the portable music players. The computer giant, which in late July said it would discontinue selling its HP-branded version of the Apple Computer Inc. music player, has lowered the prices on several of its remaining Apple iPod + HP models on the HPShopping.com site with an instant rebate,” John G. Spooner reports for PC Magazine.
“Despite the hardware sale, which marks the end of the hardware portion of its relationship with Apple, an agreement it announced back in January 2004, HP will continue working with Apple in some respects. The PC maker will continue to pre-install Apple’s iTunes music software on its HP Pavilion consumer PCs, the HP spokesperson said,” Spooner reports.
Full article and details of the discounts here.
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