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Dell Drops iPod

Austin American-Statesman reports that Dell has stopped selling the Apple iPod.

According to one of their spokeswomen, "We've stopped selling them permanently".

Apple maintains that the Apple iPod is the #1 digital music player, and notes that "Dell accounted for a just a small fraction of iPod sales."

No reason, however, is given for the drop of the Apple iPod. While Dell recently introduced their own Portable Music Player that competes with the iPod, Dell has always sold a variety of competitors products. One analyst speculates that Dell's lower then retail pricing may have played a role: "Apple is pretty insistent . . . about the pricing."