News Burst: Dell courts S3 in digital music pact

PC maker to move into consumer electronics with Dell Digital Audio Receiver... that's an MP3 player!

Dell is to take the plunge into the digital music market this summer with an MP3 player co-marketed with S3.

The PC maker, best known for its direct-sales effectiveness, has confirmed it will manufacture an MP3 home stereo component called Dell Digital Audio Receiver. Designed to be part of a home stereo system, the device will accept music files from an Internet-connected PC.

The receiver will premiere at PC Expo next week in New York and will go on sale in the US in August. Details about UK distribution were not immediately available. Pricing will be $199 if bought with a PC, or $249 by itself.

More details to follow.

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