SiriusXM's Lynx radio is coming just in time for the holidays, according to CE Outlook. In a call with analysts, Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin confirmed that the Lynx 2.0 radio will ship by the end of the year.
The Android-based radio is satellite 2.0-compatible and will be able to access the 30 new channels that SiriusXM debuted last month, and should be able to access the on-demand programming that launches next year. Priced at $249, the plug-and-play device will also be able to receive satellite channels over WiFi and stream music over a Bluetooth connection to home stereos.
Last month Best Buy accidentally leaked photos and information on its Web site about the upcoming receiver. According to the short-lived post, the new radio has a battery life of 30 hours, features time-shifting capabilities, stores up to 200 hours of programming, and is compatible with the SiriusXM LVI car kit. Right now the only way to listen to the new satellite radio stations in the car is by streaming the content from the SiriusXM mobile application to the vehicle's entertainment system.
SiriusXM is rumored to release a second tuner, Lynx SXi1, which is capable of scheduling recordings and creating custom channels.
Correction: The SiriusXM Edge tuner is car-kit compatible and receives the newly release stations.