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April 16, 2007

New SelectRadio(R) Software First to Bring Sirius and XM Radio Channels Together on Mobile Phones

LAS VEGAS, Apr 16, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, a new version of SelectRadio software was introduced that lets users enjoy more than 160 channels of Sirius and XM Radio virtually anywhere, anytime with their Windows Mobile wireless handheld phone or PDA. SelectRadio software users can also see "what's playing" on any of the available satellite radio channels and set up the patent-pending HyperScan(TM) feature to automatically seek or skip artists to match their personal tastes.

"Consumer interest in content for their mobile devices is accelerating and SelectRadio's advancement of making satellite radio available for cell phones is a solid step forward for both the consumer and the satellite radio companies. In fact, the variety of content being offered by SelectRadio will likely contribute to the expansion of appeal for this mobile audio content," said David Van Dyke, president, Bridge Ratings.

The new SelectRadio software version also expands free content offerings across the spectrum of more than 5,000 music, news, talk and weather channels available through the software's easy-to-navigate interface. For example, SelectRadio has added a dedicated screen of presets for over 80 of the top financial news podcasts as selected by StreetIQ.com (FCON, Trade ).

"We are thrilled to help bring consumers one-click mobile access to the best financial podcasts from the thousands that we review each month. With SelectRadio software's new StreetIQ.com presets, users get hassle-free access to the freshest episodes of our top-rated programs - it doesn't get any easier to stay up to date," said Stephen Malaster, founder of StreetIQ.com.

SelectRadio software has also expanded the number of BBC content choices by more than 25 percent with the addition of on-demand programs from the BBC World Service. Users can quickly access the new content additions via dedicated touchscreens of presets for AccuRadio, BBC, radioio, Shoutcast, Sirius (SIRI, Trade ), StreetIQ.com and XM Radio (XMSR, Trade ), or create personalized groups of channels and podcasts from any of the many music, news, sports, and talk content choices displayed in the local directory. Users also can enter or import a list of favorite podcasts (from programs such as iTunes, Juice/iPodder or sites such as Digg.com) to take advantage of the one-click access to the freshest episodes without the hassles of downloading.

Access to either Sirius Internet Radio or XM Radio Online channels requires an account, which may be available free to existing radio subscribers or is available separately from XM for $7.99/mo. ( http://xmro.xmradio.com/xstream/index.jsp ) and from Sirius for $12.95/mo (https://home.sirius.com/webCUWI/NewSir1.aspx). SelectRadio also supports subscribers of the Soundpass commercial-free versions of the radioio channels. All of the other channels and podcast programs available from the latest SelectRadio software version are free and do not require a subscription.

The new version 3.5 of SelectRadio software is compatible with a wider variety of handheld phone models and PDAs such as the Treo 700 series, the UTStarcom 6700, HP hw65/69xx, HTC Universal, Hermes and others with Microsoft Windows* Mobile WM 2003SE/WM5.0 PPC or Phone Edition operating systems.

For live listening, SelectRadio software requires a network connection via either the handheld wireless GPRS/EDGE, EVDO, or WiFi connection or through the USB ActiveSync connection to the desktop. SelectRadio software is priced at $25 for a device-specific license. Customers using licensed copies of earlier SelectRadio versions can upgrade the same device to v3.5 for free. A free 10-day fully functional trial version is available for download directly to compatible mobile devices prior to purchase at www.selectradio.com .

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SOURCE: SelectRadio

PR Works Inc.
Anne Price, 602-840-6495

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