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"Our next generation of satellite radios are expected to offer more choices for the consumer and contain functionality that does not exist today."
Lieberman goes on to cite the struggling economy as one of the reasons why Stern will make the jump back to FCC-regulated airwaves.
But where would Howard Stern go?
Orbitcast has received word from multiple sources (one of which is extremely reliable) that the uSirius StarPlayr iPhone app - which will allow you to play Sirius XM Radio on your iPhone - will be going public soon.
Word has come out over recent days that Sirius XM Radio Inc. is planning a price increase for multiple satellite radio subscription packages, according to a report on Digital Radio Central.
Additionally, Orbitcast's own sources have received word confirming these reports and adding further details about the rumored subscription price increases.
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is rumored to be entering into a strategic partnership with Microsoft to provide its Sirius Satellite Radio service to the Xbox 360, according to VG Chartz.
The feature is planned to be unveiled during the huge New Xbox Experience re-launching event on September 25th, according to reports.
For a "modest monthly fee" users will be able to run Sirius through the Xbox 360 with no additional hardware needed. Users will also be able to pay for the service with Microsoft points.
Additionally, members of Xbox live will get a free week to play with the service, and Sirius is said to be accessible while playing in a game.
[VG Chartz via Xbox 360 Fanboy]
Thanks Dave & Ken!
Earlier this month, the veiled FCC registration by "i-Sirius" caused many an eyebrow to be raised. Speculation had since ensued, with theories of potential products and partnerships (from an iPhone competitor, to a pending deal with Apple) began swimming around.
Luckily though, even though the FCC application asked for confidentiality, one of the test reports (PDF) apparently included a photo of the upcoming device (pictured).
And here's what we know:
- The company is named "i-Sirius Co.,Ltd" and they're located in Seoul, Korea
- The device will be a GSM 850/1900 phone
- It will be branded as the Motorola FX-850P
Nothing in the test reports seem to indicate a satellite radio device. And looking at the photo, it doesn't appear that any audio controls are visible, so I would rule out any relations to Sirius here, other than the name.