An HP iPod and More

By Michael Miller  |  Posted 2004-08-27 Print this article Print

PC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Michael J. Miller attended HP's recent consumer product announcements in Miami, and details the new HP-Apple iPod—including a slideshow.

MIAMI— Today, Hewlett-Packard announced a variety of new products, including printers, cameras, TVs, and its version of the iPod. At a Miami event, timed to coincide with the MTV Video Music awards (which HP is sponsoring), HP CEO Carly Fiorina discussed how the announcements support her CES description of a world that is increasingly "digital, mobile, virtual, and personal." HPs version of the iPod, which will start shipping next month, looks just like Apples, except for the HP logo located underneath the Apple logo on the back of the device. The biggest difference is probably HPs ability to add "tattoos", or removable skins that wrap around the iPod.
HP will offer the printable tattoos as a package with special printing media for all iPods, beginning Sept 15. Youll be able to download specially designed pictures of particular artists, or print your own pictures to personalize the device even more.
Since you can store pictures in an iPod, Apple now makes it possible to print directly from the device to its new HP 375 photo printer. Using iTunes 4.6, which will come with all new HP consumer PCs, you can now convert unprotected WMA files so they play on the device. HP also includes a new setup poster, one year warranty (compared to 90 days for Apples iPod) and tech support. Click here to read the full story and view the slideshow at PC Magazine.

Michael J. Miller is Executive Vice President and Editorial Director of Ziff Davis Media Inc., where he takes an active role in corporate editorial issues, helps identify new editorial needs in the marketplace and shapes the editorial process of every Ziff Davis Media publication.

He joined the company in 1991 as Editor-in-Chief of PC Magazine. Under Miller's supervision, PC Magazine has grown to have the largest readership of any technology publication in the world, at 5.9 million readers. He oversaw the redesign of PC Magazine, the launch of and an expansion of PC Magazine Labs, the largest computer testing lab run by any publication.

Prior to joining PC Magazine, Miller was editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, which he joined as executive editor in 1985. Previously, he was the West Coast Bureau Chief for Popular Computing, and Senior Editor for Building Design & Construction.

An experienced public speaker and veteran technology journalist, Miller has become the 'spokesperson' for the technology industry. He has received several awards for his writing and editing, including being named to Medill's Alumni Hall of Achievement. In 2002, Mr. Miller was named the number one consumer/computer journalist by Technology Marketing magazine.

Mr. Miller holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.


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