$99 Motorola Defy Satellite Link enables 2
Satellite phones have been around for a while now but they have been expensive and largely used by businesses. This is starting to change with more affordable options coming to market. The latest is the Motorola Defy 2 which is a rugged smartphone with satellite connectivity.
This is a big deal as it opens up satellite communications to a much wider audience. The Defy 2 is an Android phone so it has all the features and apps that you would expect. It also has a 3G connection for accessing the internet and making calls.
The addition of satellite connectivity is what sets the Defy 2 apart. It uses the Iridium network which is the global standard for satellite communications. This means that you can make calls and send texts even when there is no cell coverage.
The Defy 2 is not the only satellite phone on the market but it is one of the most affordable. It is also one of the few that is aimed at the consumer market. This is a big step forward for satellite phones and will help to make them more mainstream.