Elektrobit promises windows mobile satellite phone in 2009

Elektrobit Satellite Phone

According to gearlog Elektrobit is promising to have a dual cellular/satellite windows mobile phone available in 2009.

Gearlog writes:

“The most striking feature of the Elektrobit device is its antenna: it doesn’t seem to have one. This is a slim, light (4.7 x 2.5 x .8″ HWD) phone that runs on HSDPA high-speed cellular networks and uses Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (yes, it has a touch screen) but also happens to connect to an upcoming satellite network being launched next year by Terrestar across North America. Or that’s the plan, at least: this is a reference design, and the satellites aren’t up in the air yet.

Other features of this concept include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a MicroSD slot, a 3-megapixel camera and voice controls. Of course, Elektrobit could also be claiming it comes with a pony and cake, and we wouldn’t be able to contradict them until next year at least. At least they don’t seem to be ripping off Apple’s iCal icon.”

(more at gearlog)