Softbank - Satellite phone, shaped like a smartphone case, that works with iPhone 5

Softbank - Satellite phone, shaped like a smartphone case, that works with iPhone 5

 

Softbank is going to release a smartphone case-shaped satellite phone "202TH", manufactured by Thuraya Telecommunications Company of the United Arab Emirates, on September 10.

It works with iPhone 5. You can start using "202TH" as a satellite phone after you put your iPhone 5 inside of it, then connect the iPhone 5 and the 202TH via Bluetooth and activate the dedicated application called "SatSleeve".

It allows you to talk on your iPhone 5 via satellite, and send a short message using the phone number list within your iPhone 5.

Size: 69×142×31mm
Weight: 227g

 

Source: 

Related Articles

Reno J. Tibke - September 28, 2013

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week it's Panasonic unloading its healthcare division to some Americans, and the world’s fastest mobile 4G, LTE, multi-carrier routers, made in China by this huge company you’ve likely never heard of, are now available on the archipelago - t

Reno J. Tibke - March 15, 2014

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week it’s the (what was thought to have been) pioneering stem cell research of RIKEN’s Dr. Haruko Obokata & friends coming under serious scrutiny that could lead to disavowal, and a recounting of the much more enjoyable tale of how SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son got Steve Jobs to give him iPhone exclusivity in Japan.

• • •

Reno J. Tibke - December 27, 2013

SoftBank Eats T-Mobile Maybe - AkihabaraNews.com

One Mobile Telecom to Rule Most of Them

Yahoo announced that it will acquire mobile internet service provider, eAccess, from SoftBank for JPY 324 billion (about USD 3.2 billion). eAccess is going to merge with Willcom, a mobile service provider, on June 1 in a pre-planned merger and then Yahoo is going to get 99.59% of the merged company, called Y!mobile, on June 2.

Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

Pages