TerreStar outs Genus cellular-satellite smartphone

TerreStar Corporation has launched as they claim the world’s first integrated cellular-satellite smartphone – TerreStar GENUS. The phone allows you to stay connected even in remote locations or when the cellular network is down.

With the Genus you actually have two phone in one – cellular and satellite and using the same number. The phone measures 4.7 inch x 2.5 inch x 0.8/0.6 inches, weights and 4.6 oz runs Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. It has internal antenna and satellite innovation that combines cellular and satellite connectivity for voice, data and messaging. The satellite pone is equipped with 2.6-inch 320×240 TFT touch screen display with 16M colors, supports WCDMA/HSDPA- 850/190 an GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth v2.0, microSD card slot, USB, 2.0-megapixel with autofocus and of course GPS connectivity.

TerreStar Genus satellite phone

The TerreStar GENUS utilizes the AT&T cellular network for primary ground-based wireless connectivity and when is needed it gains satellite access connectivity through TerreStar-1, the world’s largest commercial communications satellite, which acts as a cell tower in the sky. The smartphone allows you to gain access to expanded voice and data roaming coverage in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and in territorial waters. The device may be purchased online at www.terrestar.com/consumer for $1,150

“The GENUS smartphone is ideal for adventure-seekers, skiers, boaters, hikers and anyone who lives on the edge, but still wants to stay connected,” said Jeffrey W. Epstein, president and chief executive officer, TerreStar. “The GENUS provides the ultimate wireless backup capability; helping ensure users are prepared and have access to mobile communications in case of an emergency, disaster, or even an unforeseen weather condition, despite location or cellular network signal strength.”

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