HP iPod?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imnotquitesure, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. imnotquitesure macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2004
    I have not heard anything about the blue, OEM ipods announced as by The Steve at, what was it Macworld, last winter? Does anyone know what happened to that deal?
  2. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    seems that dropped off the face of the earth. HP handheld page (http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/prodserv/handheld.html) doesnt even mention it.

    However, according to the Apple press release, we still have time.

    Pricing & Availability
    HP’s digital music player is expected to become available this summer and be competitively priced to other digital music players currently available.

    Beginning this summer, the iTunes software and a desktop icon guiding users to the music site will be preloaded on HP Pavilion, Media Center and Compaq Presario desktop and notebook consumer PCs.
  3. markoibook macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2004
    Reading, UK.
    Well, if iTunes is now being shipped on HP computers, then thats good for Apple - as I think that was the main thing they had to gain from the deal.
    So if the HP iPods have vanished for now - I'm sure Apple don't mind :p
  4. mcarvin macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Southern NJ
    My wife works for HP and she hasn't heard anything official from internal sources other than what's already publicly released. Kicker is, she has a $500 "gift check" for goodies from HP's internal store and she's waiting for the HP iPods to be released to use it.

    If I hear anything, I'll post back here.
  5. mcarvin macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Southern NJ
    Almost forgot...iTunes was installed and on her Desktop when she got her new laptop 2 weeks ago.
  6. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I think they will release them when Apple releae the 4th Generation iPods. Makes sense, it isn't rocket science. However, most people peg the Paris Expo as the place to release them. Does that venue still count as a summer event?

    I would be interested in a hPod, it is Blue after all!
  7. mcarvin macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Southern NJ
    I remember seeing pictures of it on HP's site, and the iPod looked absolutely horrid with that particular blue. http://forums.macrumors.com/images/icons/icon13.gif

    In any event, it's a major faux pas that such a big deal was made months ago with nothing to show for it. Maybe I'm trivializing, but it seems to me that the hardest thing to do would have been to get iTunes on the Desktop.
  8. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    I suspect that they are waiting for the next revision of iPods. If they were not, what is so hard about changing the color of the iPod from white to light blue or making it "boot up" with a HP logo instead of an Apple? (I don't know if it "boots up"; I don't have one.)
  9. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    I'll still be the Apple Logo, and you only see it when it's connected to the computer or disconnected.

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