The company's two new DJs, powered by Texas Instruments' Digital Audio processors, comes with a redesigned silver and black design and trimmer form factors. The 4.4-ounce Pocket DJ is smaller than a deck of cards but with plenty of storage. Options include models with 5GB (US$199)or 20GB (US$249) of storage.
DJ users can choose to download their favorite music from the many MP3 and Windows Media-based download services on the Web. To simplify how customers enjoy music while protecting digital content, Dell will implement Microsoft's Digital Rights Management technology, code-named Janus, and Media Transfer Protocol. The new technologies support legal downloads and secure transfer of digital music from any device or online service, and will be available on existing DJs later this year and in early 2005 on the new models. In addition, Dell will provide the firmware to upgrade DJs on its support website at no cost, and plans to participate in Microsoft's forthcoming "Plays For Sure" campaign and logo certification.