Saturday, July 01, 2006

Thuraya SG-2520: World’s First Satellite Smartphone

SO-2510 introduces breakthrough technology in the new Thuraya SatPhone, setting the standards for the smallest and most robust satellite handset in the industry. The premium SG-2520 handset will support Thuraya and GSM 900/1800/1900 networks, will be GPRS-capable and will run on a Windows-based operating system. It will be the first satellite phone with color display and built-in camera.

thuraya SO-2510The new generation Thuraya handset is powerful and compact, offering total convenience and mobility. With Thuraya, you can enjoy uninterrupted, seamless, border-to-border satellite telecommunication services in more than 110 nations in Europe, North, Central Africa and large parts of Southern Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia. The new Thuraya SatPhone opens up the boundaries in communication, enabling you to go even further.
The company gained worldwide prominence when it was reported that members members of some terrorist networks used Thurayas, as they are harder to pinpoint the location of than regular cell phones.

Telefonia Satellitare keeps on keepin' on with their dual-mode GSM satellite phones. We're hesitant to call the GSM aspect worthy of the title "worldphone" because it's tri-band, but the devices do feature GPS, GPRS, USB connections, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel camera; the smaller 2510 is the budget handset. Buy it to call your mom from the top of Everest, dude!