Partnership between HP and Apple is over

Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it has exited the relationship with Apple and that it will no longer resell Apple’s iPod portable music players. Apparently, the iPod does not fit into HP’s current digital media strategy. Interestingly, as part of the partnership agreement HP will not be able to develop or market a rival digital music player to the iPod until August 2006.

The news first emerged on Wall Street Journal’s online edition.

Update: I have updated the ‘More information’ link to a Cnet article that includes additional information.

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