Dell's music player delayed?

One report say the company's rumored music player is delayed. The company says its digital music strategy is larger than a single product.

Dell's purported music player will apparently not be here in time for the holidays.

A report in Monday's Wall Street Journal cited anonymous sources saying that a music player with software designed by Zing, a company Dell bought last year, will not be released as planned before the crucial holiday shopping period.

The report got around and Dell publicly addressed it later Monday on the company blog.

"As we said a few months ago, our strategy focuses on content offerings and delivery platforms that mix Zing software, remote access and pre-configured media bundles across all of our devices, including licensing agreements with entertainment distributors. It has never been about a music player," the blog posting reads.

Dell has indeed been raising its profile in the music industry. Though it's been largely silent on its specific plans for Zing's software, the company has began striking deals with music labels and film studios as part of its developing entertainment strategy.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.


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