Sirius XM (SIRI) will announce an iPhone dock accessory at an event in New York next Wednesday that can turn any Apple (AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch into a satellite radio, Sirius watcher Satwaves reports, citing “sources familiar.”
Sirius already has an iPhone app, but that only permits streaming of a limited channel lineup, and requires an Internet connection. If Sirius were to use its own satellite signals — and the iPhone as a display/power source — it could send all the channels it wanted, and would not require an Internet connection.
This is just one of many interesting ways that companies can leverage the new hardware accessory features that Apple has included in its iPhone 3.0 software. For example, Qualcomm has said it plans to offer its Flo TV mobile TV service via an iPhone dock accessory, too.
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