XM Satellite Radio Holdings to launch Helix and the Inno players
XM Satellite Radio Holdings has further plans to launch two more portable players for the users of their subscription based satellite radio services. These new players would be pair of portable, hand-held radio receivers, which would also have the capability of storing digital songs transferable from a personal computer like regular MP3 players.
XM has named these two devices Helix and the Inno and these have been developed in collaboration with Samsung Electronics and Pioneer Electronics respectively. These players would be supporting the Microsoft Windows Media technology for storing digital audio and music. And both of these would be priced around $399.99 in the retail market.
Helix and Inno would be available for sale in this quarter itself and would be giving American users an option from the regular MP3 players in the market like the Apple iPod and Creative Zen. They are now also facing competition from the newly launched iRadio service from the tech giants Motorola who announced their arrival in this market yesterday.
XMâ€™s new players are going to be the latest in its range of XM2Go line and they would let the users bookmark songs purchased from online stores like Napster, which have collaborated with the company to provide digital download services to the users of XM devices and services.