Delphi Launches SKYFi3, the First Micro SD Compatible MP3 Satellite Radio with Pause-Replay

SKYFi3 is the Most Advanced Plug-and-Play Design in Satellite Radio Today

Oct 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Delphi

    TROY, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delphi the leader in
 satellite radio hardware with over 10 million radios sold and XM Satellite
 Radio, the leader in satellite radio service with over 7 million
 subscribers, announced the upcoming retail introduction of the newest
 Delphi satellite radio receiver, the SKYFi3. As the latest successor in the
 best-selling SKYFi family, the SKYFi3 is 65% smaller, yet maintains nearly
 every benefit of the previous generation product. In addition, SKYFi3 can
 also store and manage up to 10 hours of XM programming through
 non-removable internal memory, as well as an unlimited number of MP3 files
 through optional and removable Micro SD cards. Along with the largest 9
 line display in its class and low-profile car dock that mounts vertically
 or horizontally, the SKYFi3 sets a new standard for plug-and-play systems.
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     "SKYFi3 is an important addition to our award-winning line of XM radios
 ensuring Delphi will continue to be the preferred choice of consumers,"
 stated Frank Ordonez, president, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. "As
 more subscribers realize the exceptional entertainment value XM has to
 offer, SKYFi3 maximizes their enjoyment and subscription value -- because
 it offers the optimum balance of compact size, screen readability,
 cutting-edge content management features and portability outside the
     In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world we live in, interruptions
 while listening to our favorite songs or TV programs are unavoidable. Like
 its predecessor, the SKYFi3 features a 30 minute Pause-Replay function that
 continuously and automatically saves the last 30 minutes of music, sports,
 comedy or talk -- regardless of whether the user changes channels. At any
 point during live listening, users can pause a song or program with a
 single button press. As long as playback resumes within 30 minutes, users
 can enjoy what they would have otherwise missed.
     The Delphi SKYFi3 can time-shift up to 10 hours of fresh and
 continuously updated XM programming on its non-removable internal flash
 memory. Recordings can be started anytime during the live listening mode or
 by using SKYFi3's scheduled recording feature. A subscription to XM must be
 maintained to listen to stored XM programming.
     SKYFi3 also offers the ability to store an unlimited number of MP3, WMA
 and WAV formatted files on optional and removable Micro SD cards. Users can
 easily manage their content by combining both stored XM and MP3s in
 personal playlists so they can enjoy all their music any time -- any way
 they prefer.
     "The four year partnership with Delphi has allowed XM to offer its
 subscribers some of the most innovative radio products ever developed for
 our leading service -- and the Delphi SKYFi3 is no exception," stated Rocco
 Tricarico, vice president of product marketing, XM Satellite Radio. "SKYFi3
 offers the unique combination of stored XM, MP3 capability, micro SD card
 compatibility and Pause-Replay all in one elegant device."
     The Delphi SKYFi3 comes with everything to start enjoying XM in any
 vehicle equipped with an FM radio. First, a low-profile car dock with
 direct channel and preset-favorites access allows for both horizontal and
 vertical mounting options. The car dock also provides for a single
 auxiliary line input so users can listen to an external audio. SKYFi3's
 orientation flexibility, bright 2.8-inch display screen and ease-to-access
 car dock buttons offer improved readability and control for safer operation
 while driving.
     "Like all radio audiences, satellite subscribers listen most while
 driving on their daily commute to and from work," stated Massimo Baldini,
 satellite radio business manager, Delphi Product & Service Solutions.
 "Delphi has stayed true to its rich 100-year automotive heritage by
 optimizing the SKYFi3 for this purpose, but users will quickly come to
 appreciate the product's performance outside the vehicle."
     SKYFi3 can easily be removed from the car and used as a portable music
 player. With the included earphones and an internal 8 hour rechargeable
 battery, SKYFi3 can playback any previously stored XM or MP3s. In this way,
 users will never be far from the vast content XM has to offer even when
 they are not able to listen "live".
     Portability is enhanced through a quick connection capability to
 optional kits for use in the home, another car or even when users want to
 listen to "live XM" on-the-go. Optional Home (SA10227) and Car (SA10226)
 Kit accessories will easily connect SKYFi3 to any home stereo or promote
 sharing between with multiple vehicles.
     Two optional Live Wearable Kits will be available as well. Each uses
 comfortably-thin stereo audio headsets with a low-profile XM antenna
 built-in to the headband that connect to SKYFi3's universal multi-pin
 connector. A sleek form-fitting case offering additional protection and
 convenience is also included. The Standard Live Wearable Kit (SA10252)
 allows users to enjoy live XM for up to 90 minutes with power from SKYFi3's
 internal battery. The Premium Live Wearable Kit (SA10228) provides up to 7
 hours in "live XM" mode and 40 hours in stored music mode with an external
 rechargeable battery.
     SKYFi3 also includes other features that have become important to XM
 subscribers. Artist and Tuneselect(TM) automatically find favorite artists
 and songs on any XM channel. Plus, a Stock Ticker offers a personalized way
 to track the latest stock quotes. SKYFi3 also includes an infrared remote
 that can control every radio function.
     The Delphi SKYFi3 will be available December 1st for this year's
 holiday shopping at select retailers with an expected retail price of $229.
 Additionally, some retailers will be offering SKYFi3 purchasers a free
 SKYFi3 Live Wearable Kit (SA10252), featuring integrated headphones with
 built-in Antenna (a $49 value), so they can listen to live XM on-the-go.
 For more information or to pre-order the Delphi SKYFi3, visit
     The SKYFi3 will be submitted to the Federal Communications Commission
 (FCC) for approval in the coming weeks. This device has yet to be
 authorized as required by the rules of the FCC. This device will not be
 offered for sale or lease until authorization is obtained.
     About Delphi
     Delphi was the first company to integrate a radio into the dashboard in
 1936, the first to bring satellite radio to the vehicle in 2001 and the
 first to bring a portable satellite radio to the market in 2002. To date,
 Delphi has sold more than 14 million satellite radio receivers and
 accessories. In fact, three out of four satellite radio subscribers listen
 on Delphi hardware. Delphi continues to expand its in-vehicle and consumer
 electronics technologies and offers a broad portfolio of products to answer
 a wide variety of information and entertainment needs. For more
 information, visit
     About XM
     XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 7
 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington,
 DC, New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and
 Montreal, XM's 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of
 choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels,
 sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the
 most advanced traffic and weather information.
     XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services
 for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda,
 Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, and Porsche, is available in more than 140
 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are
 available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more
 information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit
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 made, the Company's current views with respect to current events and
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 the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern; the ability of
 the Company to operate pursuant to the terms of the debtor-in-possession
 ("DIP") facility; the Company's ability to obtain court approval with
 respect to motions in the chapter 11 proceeding prosecuted by it from time
 to time; the ability of the Company to develop, prosecute, confirm and
 consummate one or more plans of reorganization with respect to the chapter
 11 cases; risks associated with third parties seeking and obtaining court
 approval to terminate or shorten the exclusivity period for the Company to
 propose and confirm one or more plans of reorganization, for the
 appointment of a chapter 11 trustee or to convert the cases to chapter 7
 cases; the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain normal terms with
 vendors and service providers; the Company's ability to maintain contracts
 that are critical to its operations; the potential adverse impact of the
 chapter 11 cases on the Company's liquidity or results of operations; the
 ability of the Company to fund and execute its business plan; the ability
 of the Company to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and
 associates; and the ability of the Company to attract and retain customers.
 Other risk factors are listed from time to time in the Company's United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including, but not
 limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
 2004 and its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter
 ended September 30, 2005 and current reports on Form 8-K. Delphi disclaims
 any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
 statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and/or
 otherwise. Similarly, these and other factors, including the terms of any
 reorganization plan ultimately confirmed, can affect the value of the
 Company's various pre-petition liabilities, common stock and/or other
 equity securities. Additionally, no assurance can be given as to what
 values, if any, will be ascribed in the bankruptcy proceedings to each of
 these constituencies. A plan of reorganization could result in holders of
 Delphi's common stock receiving no distribution on account of their
 interest and cancellation of their interests. As described in the Company's
 public statements in response to the request submitted to the United States
 Trustee for the appointment of a statutory equity committee, holders of
 Delphi's common stock and other equity interests (such as options) should
 assume that they will not receive value as part of a plan of
 reorganization. In addition, under certain conditions specified in the
 Bankruptcy Code, a plan of reorganization may be confirmed notwithstanding
 its rejection by an impaired class of creditors or equity holders and
 notwithstanding the fact that equity holders do not receive or retain
 property on account of their equity interests under the plan. In light of
 the foregoing and as stated in its October 8, 2005 press release announcing
 the filing of its chapter 11 reorganization cases, the Company considers
 the value of the common stock to be highly speculative and cautions equity
 holders that the stock may ultimately be determined to have no value.
 Accordingly, the Company urges that appropriate caution be exercised with
 respect to existing and future investments in Delphi's common stock or
 other equity interests or any claims relating to pre-petition liabilities.