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Pioneer Inno for XM
Earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, XM Satellite Radio unveiled a pair of devices that double as radio receivers and MP3 players. Both are part of its XM2go line and are expected to go on sale in March. A tie-in with the Napster online music service lets people bookmark songs they're listening to for later purchase. Pictured here is the $400 Pioneer Inno (4.5 ounces, 3.7 inches high by 2.2 inches wide and a half-inch deep), which stores up to 50 hours of programming.
Samsung Helix for XM
XM Satellite Radio unveiled a second radio receiver/MP3 player at CES, the $400 Samsung Helix. It sports the same dimensions as the Inno and similarly stores 50 hours of programming. Both devices are due out in the first quarter.
XM Roady XT
The XM Roady XT, $80 from Delphi (now available with a $30 rebate), is the company's smallest plug-and-play unit, measuring roughly 2 inches by 4 inches. It can transmit a signal through any of 100 FM frequencies and can display both sports scores and stock prices on its two-line display. An optional $100 pack with a battery, headphones and a built-in antenna will be available from Belkin by March. The pack will allow the Roady XT to be used as a portable unit.