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Dell shelves MP3 player plan – for now…

Dell has shelved previously-revealed plans to launch an own-brand MP3 player.

While the company never confirmed such plans, Dell had been expected to introduce its new device in time for the holidays this year, now those plans appear shelved “indefinitely”.

The product development team for the project is led by a former Apple product manager tasked with development of the new device, Tim Bucher.

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The digital future has a heart for vinyl

Newtonian physics has a rule – for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction, and the rule stays the same in download culture, which is slowly generating a resurgence in vinyl.

We glanced at this last month when it was revealed that for at least one small record shop, vinyl sales climbed 70 per cent year-on-year.

Read between the lines of just about any of the quarterly sales figures from the large music industry associations and you’ll see a little blip in vinyl sales – and this hasn’t gone unnoticed, prompting the Wall Street Journal to take a look at the trend.
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