Sirius and Sprint have announced a deal whereby Sprint mobile users would be able to access Sirius satellite radio content on their phones. I've talked about this before, but the ultimate convergence device for mobile entertainment would be an iPod that receives satellite radio content and would be able to access the Internet, including podcasts, via satellite bandwidth. Just program your iPod to download the podcasts you want during the course of the day and they download automatically by logging on to a satellite-based network whenever you have a clear line of sight to the sky.
If there are any Apple folks reading, know that I'd go out and replace my iPod Mini tomorrow if I knew I could get access to satellite in this way. So hurry up and ink a deal with Sirius, XM or both. While you're at it, sign a deal with my old client PanAmSat to deliver IP-based content. This would solidify Apple's market leadership position in mobile entertainment for years to come.