Wal-Mart has begun selling the HP-branded iPod on its
online store. The world’s largest retailer is currently
offering the 20GB model along with a slew of iPod
accessories. Wal-Mart is pricing the HP iPod from Apple
below retail at US$290.86—a little less than $10 off.
Wal-Mart makes it clear that the HP iPod is an online
exclusive (not available in brick and mortar stores) and
that the player is not compatible with the Wal-Mart online
This is exactly why Apple’s deal with HP is such a big deal.