Wednesday, November 16, 2005

PORTABLE XM2GO RADIOS RECEIVE TOP HONORS FROM POPULAR SCIENCE, WIRED, AND USA TODAY NOW; XM OFFERS $50 MAIL-IN REBATE FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

XM2go radios are first and only portable, handheld satellite radios for listening to live programming and stored content in the car, at home, and on the go

Washington D.C., October 11, 2005 -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio company with more than five million subscribers, is the winner of top honors from three national magazines for its portable XM2go satellite radios as XM offers a $50 mail-in rebate for a variety of XM radios for holiday shoppers:

  • Popular Science magazine has chosen the MyFi XM2go radio by Delphi for its prestigious "Best of What's New 2005" award. The MyFi will be displayed at a public exhibition hosted by Popular Science at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in New York City November 8-10.
  • WIRED magazine has named the portable Tao XM2go radio its "Editor's Pick" atop the list of satellite radio receivers reviewed in its annual consumer product buying guide.
  • USA Today's brand-new consumer tech guide USA TODAY NOW Personal Technology has chosen the portable Pioneer AirWare XM2go radio as one of the top ten coolest tech products for the holidays.

XM2go radios are the first and only satellite radios that allow users to listen to live programming or stored content in the car, at home, and on the go. XM2go radios deliver XM Satellite Radio's 150-plus channels of commercial-free music and premier sports, news, and talk programming. The wearable radios come with a complete set of accessories, including car and home kits, headphones, belt clip, and other items for listening to XM from coast to coast.

XM2go radios are now available for $149.99 after the special $50 mail-in rebate. This rebate is available through December 31, 2005, for consumers who purchase one of a variety of XM products for themselves or as gifts at participating retailers. The "Listen Large... Save Big" rebate applies to XM2go radios, various plug-and play receivers, and other products for the car and home. Details about the rebate and the rebate order form can be found online at www.xmradio.com.

"Holiday shoppers have a fantastic opportunity to get XM's award-winning radios for themselves and everyone on their gift lists," said Dan Murphy, senior vice president of product marketing and distribution, XM Satellite Radio. "The holiday shopping season promises to be the busiest in the history of XM, and this special retail promotion is a key part of that effort. As these recent awards demonstrate, XM2go radios have the advanced features that consumers want, and we match our high-quality radios with the greatest variety of content in satellite radio, including the most music channels and the most live sports."

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