Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Windows satellite phones successfully tested

Hi folks,

nearly a year ago I posted some news around TerreStars plans to launch the slimmest satellite phone, based on windows mobile and designed by EB.

Now the next step has been taken to assure the service can go online at the end of the year:
On July 1st, TerreStar's TS-1 satellite, was successfully deployed into orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket allowing the first phone call to be made between two of the company's smartphones.

As EB puts it in their press release:
"The satellite-terrestrial smartphone reference design represents the world's first quad-band GSM and tri-band WCDMA/HSPA device running the Microsoft® Windows(TM) Mobile 6.5 operating system, and offering integrated satellite-terrestrial voice and data capabilities"

You can also read more about this on WindowsForDevices.com.
As the YouTube link is broken there and for those interested here's a video showing the launch of the Ariane 5 rocket on July 1st.

Source: juancarlosbascu

So long and thanks for all the fish!

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