Satellite phones are usually destined for military use or for the journalists who broadcast their news from the craziest places on the planet. Everything can be said about those devices, except the fact that they’re slim and cheap.
Elektrobit thought we might need such a handset in our home, so they’re planning to release it, an affordable and nice-looking Windows Mobile PDA style device.
You’ll find features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and VoiP on the specs list of the Elektrobit phone and the beauty will come with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and a touchscreen display. There’s also a 3 megapixel camera in the package, HSDPA and satellite connectivity (yet unlaunched Terrestar network).
The phone will become reality in 2009 and it will surely be appreciated, specially because of the fact that it’s a satellite phone without a huge antenna.