BusinessWeek - A SIRIUS Stab at XM

Thursday, September 07, 2006


BusinessWeek is catching on to the Stiletto hype with an article today. Nothing that you haven't seen here before, but here are the highlights:

* A comparably priced XM portable also has a built-in antenna, but stores only half as much content. Stiletto also has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, letting users download content from the Web at caf├ęs and airports

* Inclusion of Wi-Fi in the Stiletto puts Sirius at the front of a pack of electronics makers expected to feature the wireless broadband connectivity in devices in coming months

* "Sirius has not just caught up with XM but raised the bar," says Frank Viquez, an analyst with consultancy ABI Research.

* In May, XM lowered its full-year subscriber forecast to 8.5 million, from 9 million, citing softness in the industry. But in August, Sirius did the opposite, increasing its 2006 subscriber forecast to 6.3 million.

* With Stiletto holiday sales ramping up, and with 2007 car models with Sirius radios rolled out, Viquez believes that Sirius could reach 50% market share as early as the first quarter of next year. By yearend, Sirius expects to control about 42% of the market, where XM will hold 58% shar

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Get Around GSI

GSI: Blog Home
GSI: Home
EMAIL/SEND SIRIUS TIPS

Inside SIRIUS Alliance

TSS Radio

Sirius radios, sirius antennas, sirius accessories

SIRIUS Stock Watch

The Coffee Fool

About GSI

We are 100% independent from SIRIUS, unlike other SIRIUS related pages, who have agreements and arrangements with SIRIUS. We do not sell SIRIUS related products and thus we do not worry about any business relationship with SIRIUS. GSI: is a not for profit blog, we do not do this for money like others; with do it out of love for the product. *Some GSI team members are SIRIUS shareholders

Archives

07/01/2005 - 08/01/2005 08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005 09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005 10/01/2005 - 11/01/2005 11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005 12/01/2005 - 01/01/2006 01/01/2006 - 02/01/2006 02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006 03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006 04/01/2006 - 05/01/2006 05/01/2006 - 06/01/2006 06/01/2006 - 07/01/2006 07/01/2006 - 08/01/2006 08/01/2006 - 09/01/2006 09/01/2006 - 10/01/2006 10/01/2006 - 11/01/2006 01/01/2007 - 02/01/2007 02/01/2007 - 03/01/2007 10/01/2007 - 11/01/2007

TSS Radio

Sirius radios, sirius antennas, sirius accessories

Powered By