Globalstar GSP-1700 Satellite Phone
Seems our common mobile 'phones will now compete with satellite 'phone for fashion and style. The new GSP-1700 from Globalstar Inc has been quite drastically reduced in size from the old-brick, clumsy satellite handset design previously available. The battery allows for 4-hours talktime and 36hours standby.
Features include: data calls (EV-DO), six operating languages and a range of faceplates. a new five-mode colur display and bluetooth capability. What, no mention of Phonebook, testing and calls registers? tch!!!!! ohhhhhhhh. Well it might do, but the spec that I saw didn't mention them. The world map identifies service to Europe, and UK is in this list for provision of service. However, the coloured coverage areas, as far as I can make out from Globalstar's site, denotes coverage for Direct Dial-Up data calls only. (saw newsfeed at Popgadget.net)