“When XM Satellite Radio launched the MyFi on October 28, 2004 it was hailed as the world’s first portable satellite radio. As soon as MyFi was announced I got to thinking about when the second portable satellite radio was going to arrive,” Jason O’Grady writes for O’Grady’s PowerPage.
“A source close to the PowerPage informed me last night that Apple has been meeting with Sirius Satellite Radio, the competitor to XM that recently signed Howard Stern, and that the pair is rumored to be developing a portable Sirius Satellite radio that could arrive in Apple’s signature iPod form factor,” O’Grady writes. “Spring or summer of 2005… Say hello to SatPod.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Rumors. But, this would be quite a coup. The only real problem with our iPod is that we can’t listen to Howard on it live. Other radio, too. On the go, how are iPod users supposed to hear new music? Or news? Or talk? Shouldn’t it all be possible to do it on the iPod? Perhaps that issue will soon be fixed if this rumor turns out to be true. If so, XM executives can’t be very happy. Howard Stern + iPod = XM Doom. Howard Stern is due to join SIRIUS on January 1, 2006.