Dell Ditching Zing-Based MP3 Player Plans, Says Rumor

In July there were some strong rumors that Dell would be bringing out a Zing-based » 11/10/08 5:00am 11/10/08 5:00am MP3 player that would be a "": but now it looks like those plans have been canned. According to the Wall St Journal, Dell had been as close as this Autumn to making at least one Zing-device, but the prototypes are being "indefinitely"…

120 Dell Engineers Aiming Guns at Apple and Recruiting World to Help

A few weeks ago we ran a rumor » 8/15/08 3:40pm 8/15/08 3:40pm that Dell was working on a new PMP-no biggie, really. Are people really trying to top the iPod at this point? But has uncovered more of the story from "multiple sources." Apparently Dell's maneuvering isn't about hardware at all (or that much, at least). It's about their iTunes-like…

Quotable: John Paczkowski on Dell's Upcoming MP3 Player

Patches from All Things D headlined his Dell MP3 player » 7/30/08 11:57am 7/30/08 11:57am post in a way that tickled me elmo: Likely, he wrote this while raising a rich eyebrow to the heavens. []

Dell to Release New MP3 Player with Zing Tech, Media Store, Says Rumor

Remember Dell's DJ Ditty MP3 player? Probably not, since Dell shut its PMP shop a while back. But over at the Wall St Journal, there's a rumor that Dell is planning on re-entering the PMP market with a new device that's been under development and testing. The device, name unknown, has a screen and simple navigation… » 7/30/08 4:23am 7/30/08 4:23am

"iPhone 3G" FCC Application Hints at Potential Apple "Smartphone"

Washington D.C. (Agencies) - Confidential FCC documents unearthed today by internet blog Intomobile point out at the possibility of Apple releasing a new secret device which some experts think could be a "smartphone." The new gadget—which was submitted for FCC approval in June 1, 2008—apparently has a big "touch"… » 6/10/08 7:10am 6/10/08 7:10am

Zing Lunch Launchers: The Latest in Food Fight Technology

Man, I love the guys at Worldwide Fred—but parents and janitors probably feel differently thanks to this ZING! spring-loaded spoon launcher. The way I see it, if you are going to go into battle, you had better have the right equipment. Loading up a round of vegetables in this thing will surely give you an edge over… » 1/25/08 7:00pm 1/25/08 7:00pm

Dell Prepping Zingspot Content Portal?

Whatever Dell's planning with the website, it's got something to do with being an "online consumer portal for digital entertainment content acquisition and distribution," which was the description for Zingspot in the recently filed trademark papers. It all stems from Dell's acquisition of Zing, the people… » 11/26/07 8:15pm 11/26/07 8:15pm

Dell Goes After Some Zing

Dell announced today that it's acquiring Zing in order "to continue improving the entertainment experiences it provides its customers." The short, vague announcement (check it post-jump) is a bit surprising because Zing's bread and butter is Wi-Fi music players (Sansa Connect, Sirius Stiletto, Pandora's Wi-Fi player),… » 8/07/07 1:00am 8/07/07 1:00am

Zing Player Gets Renamed, Gets a Home: SanDisk Sansa Connect

We gave you a hands-on with the Zing player back in September, and Zing was still looking for a home for its device. The home has been found. Introducing the SanDisk Sansa Connect. It is the same as the Zing player we have talked about, but it has a new name. It will be available in late march for $250. » 1/08/07 3:37pm 1/08/07 3:37pm

Exclusive Zing WiFi Music Player Photos, Smaller than Stiletto

DEMO is a bust for hardware geeks, but we did catch a live Zing music player—you know that one that uses WiFi to download internet radio and Sirius. The nice lady showing it off told me that they weren't announcing anything right now, but gave us a little tour of the player, as well as a chance to see how it stacks up… » 9/26/06 6:19pm 9/26/06 6:19pm

Zing Wi-Fi Portable Media Player

Zing—the company, not the sound effect—is developing a portable media player that functions mostly off of a Wi-Fi connection. Zing is partnering with Yahoo! and Sirius for their new player. The initial prototype includes 8GB of storage space that can be filled wtih music via a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or direct connection.… » 6/03/06 2:17pm 6/03/06 2:17pm