8/30/2006 1:52:00 PM
Satellite phone arrives
Applied Satellite Technology has launched what it claims are the smallest satellite handsets in the world.
The devices, the Thuraya SG-2520 and SG-2510 support both the Thuraya satellite service and GSM.
The SG-2520 is powered by Microsoft WinCE and incorporates a range of smartphone functions and GPS. The handset guarantees coverage across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The SG-2520 weighs 180g and is priced at £715. The smaller SG-2510 costs £420 and weighs just 130g.