PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2005 — Rounding out its lineup of digital music players, HP (NYSE:HPQ)(Nasdaq:HPQ) today added the Apple iPod shuffle from HP.
HP is offering two models: the $99.99 512 megabyte version, which holds up to 120 songs, and the $129.99 1 gigabyte version, which holds up to 240 songs.(1,2)
The Apple iPod shuffle from HP, the most affordable iPod to date, allows users to experience their music a million different ways. Smaller and lighter than a pack of gum, the Apple iPod shuffle from HP comes with its own lanyard, so it’s ready to wear right out of the box.
The Apple iPod shuffle from HP works seamlessly with the AutoFill feature of iTunes, which automatically selects songs from a user’s music library to fill up the shuffle with just one click.
Users can conveniently charge and transfer music from their PC by plugging the Apple iPod shuffle from HP directly into a USB port. The device also doubles as a portable USB flash drive to back up personal files or exchange them between computers.
In addition to the Apple iPod shuffle from HP, HP offers(2):
— 4 GB and 6 GB Apple iPod minis from HP ($199.99 and $249.99)
— 20 GB and 60 GB Apple iPods from HP ($299.99 and $399.99)
— 10-pack of HP Printable Tattoos for the iPod ($14.99)
— 5-pack of HP Printable Tattoos for the iPod mini ($9.99)
HP’s Total Care customer support covers all Apple iPod from HP models. This includes one year of phone support and a one-year limited warranty. The Apple iPod shuffle from HP is available today to consumers in the United States and Canada online at hpshopping.com and is expected soon at major retailers, including Radio Shack, Sears and Wal-Mart.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2005, HP revenue totaled $83.3 billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding.
(2) Estimated U.S. retail prices. Actual prices may vary.
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