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By Staff On Oct 13 2003 - 6:00am

Honda Launches HDD
XM Nears 1M Subs
Total Satellite Radio Subscriptions

Honda Launches HDD

TOKYO— Honda will offer the first OEM hard disk drive (HDD) audio and navigation system for new Honda Civic models sold in the Japanese market. The units allow quick navigation information access via a cellphone connection to the Internet, said Honda. Also included is a 6.5-inch touch screen that displays artist, album and track name listings via the Gracenote CDDB recognition service.

XM Nears 1M Subs

WASHINGTON — XM Satellite Radio said it reached a total of 929,648 subscribers at the close of the third quarter with the addition of 237,395 new subscribers for the quarter. The company said it remains on track to reach 1.2 million subscribers by the end of the year.

Total Satellite Radio Subscriptions

2002 2003
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3
XM Satellite Radio 76,242 136,718 201,544 347,000 483,075 692,253 929,648
Sirius Satellite Radio 412 3,347 11,821 29,947 68,000 100,233 NA
Source: Company reports ©TWICE 2003

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