Apple Computer unveiled a special edition iPod nano on Friday, dedicating a portion of the proceeds to fight against AIDS in Africa.

The new product, dubbed iPod nano RED, is based off the current second-generation nano line, and features a unique red aluminum casing.

The RED project was created by U2 lead singer, Bono and Bobby Shriver to tackle AIDS/HIV in Africa. Apple said that $10 from each sale will go towards the Global Fund to fight the illness.

We’re ecstatic that Apple is giving their customers the choice to buy a red iPod nano and help women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa,” said Bono, co-founder of (RED). It's wonderful to see this incredible level of commitment from companies that are willing to lend their creativity in the fight against AIDS in Africa, the greatest health crisis in 600 years.

A 4gb version is priced at $199 and will be available for $199 through Apple's retail stores and Apple's online stores.

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