25000 retail outlets. Screen sized units. 4hr record on rego, pause on sportster2, sold 200k sportsters. Gm compatibility. 45k units activated xmas day. Pressure is on auto manufacturers to unstall units. 30% unaided and 50% customer recognition. 300% growth. 96% satisfaction and 88% recommend the product. Bashers can spin all they want but things are looking good for the big dog.
SIRI has made the XM/GM deal even more painful for XM now. If effect, XM will no longer have an exclusive lock on GM customers.
There's a LOT of GM customers who have been waiting for a CHOICE in SatRadio providers.
Date: 01/05/05 07:41 pm
That is 100% correct, rumble.
However, posting this as something new just causes confusion. When I read the posts this morning, my first reaction was this was something new.
It is a good question as to why this device hasn't been promoted more. It damn well should be.
I would cetainly hope so.
An observation. I own both stocks but my biggest bet is on siri, because of Mel.
I market in the automotive industry and have for a long time.
I have a concern that while siri has the best radio and advertising people, I think they are short on experience with the automotive market.
In particular, I doubt they have any understanding of the guy who likes to work on his car. Furthermore, I don't think they have had any conversations with the Nat'l Automobile Dealers Assoc. Their contacts are probably with manufacturers.
Believe me when I tell you the mfgr's world and the dealer's world are completely different.
In summary, what I'm saying is, I hope that the person from Sirius dealing with NASCAR is a car person, not a radio person.