Phone home from the middle of the Atlantic with the Elektrobit Satellite phone

Sure, satellite phones are relatively common these days, but something like this certainly deserves a second look. The Elektrobit Satellite handset is probably the dopest satellite phone we’ve ever seen. For starters, this thing runs a full version of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, sporting the requisite touchscreen interface to complement its software. In addition to connecting to a satellite network for "always-on" access, the handset is also equipped to handle GSM networks, with an HSDPA data radio to challenge your standard handsets. Not too shabby. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3 megapixel camera, and microSD slot round out the feature set. The keyboard doesn’t look half bad, and if Elektrobit can slot this in with competitive pricing as promised, we might just see a satellite phone fit for mass consumption by the time its scheduled 2009 arrival rolls around.

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