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iPod Mini gets challenges from Dell, Archos

Dell's Pocket DJ 5 has bigger drive, smaller price tag than Apple's player. Start-up Archos has a tiny tunesmith, too. Photo gallery: iPods everywhere

Everybody wants a piece of the iPod action. The biggest contender: Dell, which throws down the Mini gauntlet with a 5GB music player. Archos and Virgin have tiny tunesmiths, too.

Dell grapples with Apple in Mini arena

Pocket DJ 5 undercuts price of iPod Mini music player. Consumer push also includes plasma-screen TVs.
October 14, 2004

iPods everywhere

photo gallery Music fans everywhere adore their players. Webshots users share images of their iPods partying, traveling and relaxing.
October 14, 2004

Archos thinks big with Mini rival

The company touts its own tiny player with a 20GB hard drive, joining a host of others aiming to take a bite out of Apple.
October 14, 2004

Sony retuning to pick up MP3s

Hammered by iPod, company plans to retool, adding native MP3 support to some digital music players by next summer.
October 13, 2004

Virgin takes on iPod

Company's new player offers 25 percent bigger hard drive and weighs less than the iPod Mini--for the same price.
October 12, 2004

It's all about the iPod

New surveys credit Apple with overwhelming market share, but competitors may find success at the low end of market.
October 12, 2004

Dell taking aim at iPod Mini?

PC maker plans to talk consumer electronics this week, and the conversation could turn to a "Pocket DJ."
October 12, 2004

Making disk drives the star of the show

Agere is working to make tiny drives the heart of MP3 players and other devices. But are nonstandard approaches worth the risk?
October 11, 2004

Web site pictures Photo iPod for holidays

A Mac news site says iPods that display digital photos may be under Christmas trees this year.
October 8, 2004