AT&T Network and TerreStar has announced their partnership with announced the TerreStar Genus hybrid satellite phone with offering a unique combination of GSM / HSPA backed up with satellite capability.
TerreStar Genus satellite cellphone comes with a 3 megapixel camera, 2.6-inch 16-millions Color TFT LCD touch screen (240 x 320 pixels) with Handwriting Recognition, 100MB memory, 16GB microSD card slot, and Battery Lithium Ion 1400 mAh for 5 hours Talk and 170 hours Standby. This satellite phone also support AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA Music Files for music player and MPEG-4 (H.263, H.264), 3GPP, WMV Video Clip Files for media player.
The TerreStar Genus hybrid phone will be running on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band UMTS/HSDPA 3G radios on board with Candybar Design and Qwerty Keypad. For connectivity this Genus hybrid satellite phone offer Bluetooth with stereo Handset and Wi-fi 802.11b/g.
The TerreStar Genus satellite phone will be using AT&T’s GSM/HSPA network so you will have access to expanded voice and data roaming coverage in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and in territorial waters. The device that keeps you reachable by satellite signals while you’re trapped in a forest or a remote island.
TerreStar GENUS hybrid phone is an innovative dual-mode smartphone with cellular wireless capability as the primary default mode and satellite access capability as a secondary option for voice, data and messaging. if you’re having trouble getting a GSM connection but don’t want a separate satellite phone, this might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
TerreStar Genus satellite phone is currently available in the first quarter of this year. It will be available with starting price $799 upfront for the phone and the satellite service which will cost $25 per month, plus per-minute, per-message, and per-megabyte charges of 65 cents, 40 cents, and 5 dollars.
TerreStar Genus specifications :
* Display Screen:2.6-inch 16-millions Color TFT LCD screen (240 x 320 pixels)
* Design : Candybar and qwerty pad
* Internal Memory:100MB
* Dimension:4.69″ x 2.56″ x 0.75″
11.91 cm x 6.5 cm x 1.91 cm
* Touch screen with Handwriting Recognition
* Battery:Lithium Ion 1400 mAh
* Battery Life:Talk: 5 hours
Standby: 170 hours (7.08 days)
* Qwerty Keypad
* External Memory status:microSD. Supports Up to 16GB
* GPS System / GPS Navigation:Google Maps Street View
* Email:Supports POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP
* PIM:Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, TO-DO, Notes
* Music Player:Supports AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA Music Files.
* Video Player:MPEG-4 (H.263, H.264), 3GPP, WMV Video Clip Files
* Bluetooth with stereo Handset
* Wi-fi:Supports 802.11b / 802.11g
* Network:GSM 850 MHz / 900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 1900 MHz
* 3G Network:yes
* OS:Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional