Dell not to launch music player before holidays: report

Michael Dell, Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc., attends a news conference in New Delhi March 20, 2007. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur

(Reuters) - Dell Inc has decided not to launch its ambitious digital music player tied to online entertainment software before the holidays, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Earlier this year, Dell was testing prototypes of a mini MP3 player based on an entertainment software called Zing, for an expected fall release, the paper said citing people familiar with the matter.

The company had finally decided to hold off on the music player indefinitely but to proceed with the Zing software, the paper said citing a source.

Zing software organizes downloaded music and movies on PCs.

Dell could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters.

Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bangalore