Iridium's Newest Satellite Gear Gives You WiFi Across the Entire Planet

If you think your phone's data connection is shitty at home, just imagine being in the middle of the wilderness. Or on a mountain. Or the ocean. Iridium's new super-rugged handset and access point sucks satellite signal everywhere you go. » 9/07/11 1:00pm 9/07/11 1:00pm

Iridium 9555 Moves Satphone Form Factors Two Years Into The Future—To…

Satellite phones are still struggling to make it into this decade, design wise, but Iridium's new 9555 is a solid leap forward, with its internalized antenna, speakerphone, improved SMS and email and 30% volume reduction in comparison to its predecessor, the 9505a. It's still a piece Gordon Gekko would feel at home… » 10/21/08 9:00am 10/21/08 9:00am

Touchscreen Satellite Phone Is as Beautiful as a Normal Cellphone

I could say that Mobile Satellite Ventures' touchscreen offering is nice for a satellite phone. But screw that, this thing just looks nice, period. The L-Series phone is .6 inches thick, slides up to reveal a 0-9 keypad, has Wi-Fi and also works on cellular bands. The strangely familiar interface of the homescreen… » 4/04/08 8:30pm 4/04/08 8:30pm