Verizon Wireless on Aug. 7 will begin selling the "Chocolate" phone from LG Electronics, a move seen as a direct challenge to Apple Computer's iPod. The "Chocolate" device can be connected to a PC via USB cable, and, when outfitted with a storage card, can hold up to 2,000 songs. The carrier also said it will not require customers to sign up for a $15-per-month data plan to download songs.
Dell announced plans to recycle any Dell-branded product for free as part of its newly launched global recycling program. Unlike its previous program, a new-equipment purchase will not be a requirement of participation.
Dell Inc. introduced three new high-priced PCs designed specifically with gamers in mind. Such entertainment computers are designed to deliver more power and sophisticated graphics than traditional desktop PCs.
Best Buy Co. is peddling more wares from Apple Computer, including the new MacBook, with prominent in-store displays. The move allows Apple to reach a wider audience than it can with its Apple retail stores, a Current Analysis analyst says.