SPOT GPS Messenger will release a new version. The new model is expected to be 30% smaller and lighter, will offer more custom message modes and updated transmission and tracking performance.
It will also feature a protective cover over the "Help" and "SOS" buttons to prevent accidental signalling (which makes me wonder just how many inadvertent rescue missions have been launched).
Perhaps most important of all, it will now come in two colours: orange and silver.
But seriously folks, the SPOT is a great piece of gear to have. We have two in our group and use them all the time -- they work great!