Dell dumps line of hard drive-based MP3 players, nobody notices for over a month

“Dell has dropped its line of hard drive-based MP3 players, but it’s taken more than a month for anyone to notice. The absence of the Pocket Digital Jukebox players from Dell’s website was spotted last week by Bloomberg. The news agency asked Dell about it and learned the products were canned late December/early January, it reported,” Tony Smith reports for The Register.

“Apple continues to dominate the market. In the US, it has a market share of around 70 per cent. Creative and Samsung have under ten per cent apiece, so there’s not much left for all the other player providers, of whom there are many, Dell among them,” Smith reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews reader “Peter G.” for the link.]
This reminds us of when RealNetworks “Harmony” hack stopped working on iPods, but nobody noticed for a month and a half either.

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20 Comments

  1. Awe man, that sucks. I had one in my shopping cart, but I was waiting to see if they’d be giving them away for free.

    MW: LOOK, as in look ma’, no competition.

  2. Didn’t they kill this thing years ago?

    That is pathetic but expected. Make a crappy product and nobody will by it.

    Then again, that doesn’t explain Windows…

  3. re: I Feel the Loss

    Dude – you made it to three! For a Dull user…that’s advanced math.

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  4. I’m shocked over this news. After all, Michael Dell is so cool, edgy and hip. If they had come preloaded with pan flute and accordion music, they would have sold more.

  5. joewannamac

    Thanks!

    I’m a Mac user, but a secret, true in the closet Dull worshipper!

    MDN: army….theres an army of us out there you don’t know about!!

  6. “Dell dumps line of hard drive-based MP3 players, nobody notices for over a month.”

    (silence. then….)
    BWAAAAA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! AHHH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Geez! the damn thing was DOA anyway!! what took those dumbasses so long to realize that NO ONE WANTED THEIR CRAPPY, POS[/B] PRODUCT?! you’d thing that the single digit sales figures would have been a clue but NOOOOOOOOOO!!

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