TerreStar’s first satellite-terrestrial smartphone

Fancy a smartphone that works with a ‘virtual handshake between satellite and a next-generation terrestrial network’?

This piqued my interest…

TerreStar’s service will enable users to be reliably and securely connected to the network through a virtual handshake between the satellite and a next-generation terrestrial network. Integrating these technologies will create an unparalleled network-based communications solution that customers can rely on to stay connected everyday, everywhere.

TerreStar’s open, accessible network design will leverage existing chipset technologies to provide satellite communication capabilities over small, handheld devices. Devices may include cell phones, PDAs, laptops and embedded modules effectively outdating oversized satellite phones.

TerreStar will provide wireless voice, data and video services through a network of partners and service providers to users who need “anywhere” coverage throughout the United States and Canada.

They at booth 8964 at CTIA. I think I’ll pop along and have a look. I’ve always liked the idea of proper anywhere usage. I wonder just what the device will do.

By Ewan

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