XM Canada the country’s leading provider of audio entertainment and information services, today announced plans to launch the XM online+ App for BlackBerry(R) smartphones. The application will be free to download and is a new extension to the existing XM online+ service that will give BlackBerry users in Canada a portable and easy way to enjoy XM programming on-the-go, anytime, anywhere.

Starting on April 12, users can download the free App to compatible models of BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry Storm, Bold, Tour and Curve. The App offers users access to 100 channels of XM programming including:

– exclusive, commercial-free music and live performances

– exclusive programs hosted by music legends

– 24/7 sports talk channels such as NHL Home Ice and MLB Home Plate

– talk and entertainment channels including Oprah & Friends and Cosmo

– comedy channels, including The Virus with Opie and Anthony and The
Foxxhole produced by Jamie Foxx

– world class news from partners like CNN and Fox

“There are a number of innovative applications for smartphones, making them much more than devices for phone calls or email,” said Janet Gillespie, Marketing Vice-President, XM Canada. “We believe the rich programming offered at XM will make it one of the most popular apps for the BlackBerry, as subscribers are able to take the best music, talk, news and entertainment programming with them wherever they go.”

XM online+ also doubles as an online player for the desktop, allowing listeners to tune in at home or at work. Starting today, consumers can log on to www.xmradio.ca/blackberry to sign-up for detailed updates about the App and can also sign-up for a free 14-day online trial of XM online+ to preview XM’s programming leading up the App’s launch.

XM online+ App features include:

– Access to 100 channels of commercial-free music, news, sports, talk
and comedy channels

– Access to XM’s unparalleled programming from any computer in high-
quality audio (128 Kbps)

– “Favourites” function lets users save channels for fast, easy access

– “Look Around” function lets users see the current channel line-up
plus what is playing on all other available channels

<p. – Ability to multi-task – users can send and receive emails and browse
the web without interrupting their XM experience

– $7.99 a month for XM online+ or only $2.99 a month when bundled with
an XM Canada subscription

At launch, the App will be available to download for free on the following BlackBerry models:

– Storm(TM) 9530, Storm 9550

– Bold(TM) 9000, Bold 9700

– Tour 9630

– Curve 8900, Curve 8520, Curve 8530