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These days, it's hard to find a place in USA where some level of cellphone reception isn't available. There are places, though, and when you think globally, there are tons of locations where no cell service is available. Satellite phones aren't as necessary today as they once were, but if you frequently travel to remote destinations, TerreStar's GENUS handset is probably a good bet to have in your suitcase. The GENUS, which is the world's first dual-network smartphone to operate on GSM and satellite phone signals, is now available. The GENUS has been talked about for months on end, but now, consumers... Read more...
Well, another one hasn't bitten the dust (so to speak), but TerraStar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to better handle the incredible debt load it has amassed. For those who aren't immediately familiar with that name, TerraStar is a company that hosts satellites into space in order to provide cell phone-like services to very remote regions of the world. Sat phones aren't new (they've been in James Bond movies forever), but TerraStar was somehow hoping to sell their services to more mainstream consumers. Just recently, the Genus satellite phone handset went on sale at AT&T,... Read more...