17,987 SPOT Satellite Messengers

The SPOT Satellite Messenger is surprisingly popular with gadget loving Pacific Crest Trail hikers, and apparently a lot of other people too. Globalstar, the company behind the SPOT Messenger, released it’s quarterly financial results yesterday and reported a record 17,987 SPOT devices activated in July, August, and September. The company says they have received orders to ship 273,000 SPOT devices since November of 2007. It doesn’t look like these things are going away anytime soon.