HP quits selling iPods, iPod purists party down

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Ryan Block
July 29th, 2005
In this article: portable audio, portableaudio
HP iPod dead

Man, we're not sure what prompted this one, but the rumblings over at HP of late between Carly leaving, internal restructuring, and 14,000 layoffs has resulted in yet another casualty: the HP iPod is no more. Finally. From the sound of it, HP took the initiative to exit their relationship with Apple, which seems a little silly to us since if they did work out that price cut issue from before, really all HP had to do was slap their name on someone else's product, maybe share some distribution channels, and watch the bling roll in—OEMing the iPod, what could be more perfect? Well, goodbye HP iPod, we'll miss you. Eh.

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