TerreStar GENUS lets you stay connected from virtually anywhere

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Don’t you just hate it when you happen to live in a place where there are just way too many blind spots around your home when it comes to cell phone signals? Well, with the TerreStar GENUS, you need not worry about dropped calls or mysteriously disappearing signals any more as this puppy is more than capable of making sure you have a steady, stable signal at all times.

The TerreStar GENUS is touted to be the world’s first integrated cellular-satellite smartphone, where it will be offered by mobile communications provider, TerreStar Networks. With the GENUS, you can be sure that whether you’re an extreme outdoor adventurer, action sport enthusiast or a recreational boater, you can remain connected to family and friends even in remote locations or when the cellular network is down.

The TerreStar GENUS will make sure that satellite devices are no longer the stuff of dreams and domain of the rich, as it is now available to the mainstream consumer. Remember previous satellite devices that proved to be rather hefty to tote around? All of that has changed with the GENUs, where said smartphone comes in a sleek design, boasting an internal antenna and satellite innovation which will merge cellular and satellite connectivity for voice, data and messaging. Anyone with a line of sight to the southern sky is able to gain access to expanded voice and data roaming coverage in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and in territorial waters.

Among the other features found on the TerreStar GENUS include :-

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system experience
  • Innovative form factor: 4.7 inch x 2.5 inch x 0.8/0.6 inch
  • Lightweight at just 4.6 oz.
  • Integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), USB and GPS connectivity
  • Touch Screen, QWERTY Keyboard
  • Memory: 100 MB
  • Windows Mobile Media Player
  • 2.0-megapixel camera
  • Digital voice recording

It definitely won’t be as cheap as a regular plan on other networks though, since usage of the satellite network for voice, data and messaging is not included in the monthly feature charge and is billed as a per-minute, per-message or per-megabyte roaming charge.

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