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August 25, 2005

Sirius To Launch Portable Music Unit With Storage

AP: Sirius Satellite will release its first portable media player this fall...the Sirius S50 can receive and store up to 50 hours of commercial-free radio content, as well as play MP3 and WMA media files while on the go. When attached to a docking station, the S50 provides access to live content and captures scheduled programming.
The unit is scheduled to be available in retail stores in October, and will carry a suggested price of $359.99.
Reuters: The new player, roughly the size of a deck of playing cards, is the company's first device to be used outside the confines of cars and trucks. The automotive market accounts for the vast majority of satellite radio usage. XM has had a portable device on the market since last fall.

"But how much the S50, which has a suggested retail price of $360, narrows the gap with XM is subject to debate. S50 cannot independently receive a satellite signal the way that XM's portable MyFi device can."

A review of the new S50, here in PCMag...

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