Dell Pocket DJ: Dell May Offer iPod Mini Competitor

CNet News is reporting that Dell may be planning to make a move on the iPod mini with a new version of its Dell DJ music player. The report calls the device the Dell Pocket DJ, and said it made a cameo during a Bill Gates keynote. From CNet:

The Round Rock, Texas, PC maker is likely to unveil a diminutive portable music player on Thursday as part of a broad-based discussion of its consumer electronics strategy for the 2004 holiday season at an event in New York, sources familiar with its plans indicated.

Such a device -- Dell "Pocket DJ"-- made a brief cameo during Bill Gatesi keynote at Microsoftis digital media event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. However, a Dell representative offered no further details on the diminutive player.

No word yet on pricing or features, but the full article offers lots of information on the consumer electronic market, and how computer makers have been crossing over into that space.