AT&T's TerreStar Genus Smartphone Talks to Satellites

Paul Lilly

AT&T just launched its TerreStar Genus smartphone first announced about a year ago. This dual-mode hybrid phone serves up satellite capability as a secondary option for voice, data, and messaging.

"We understand the importance to stay connected in remote locations and especially in emergency situations, and today’s announcement is the latest example of AT&T’s commitment to delivering the highest levels of service, quality and reliability for customers," said Michael Antieri, President, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "With this expansion of AT&T’s innovative mobility portfolio, AT&T is helping businesses and government agencies stay connected with a single device, single support contact and single bill."

The TerreStar Genus runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 and includes a 2.6-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2MP camera, GPS, microSD card slot, and a full QWERTY keyboard.

It's available now for enterprise, government, and small business customers for $800, with phone and satellite service running $25/month.

Image Credit: AT&T

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