TerreStar Genus

Announced:
Sep 21, 2010
Market status:
Released

Display

Display size:

2.6 inches

Resolution:

320 x 240 pixels

Pixel density:

154 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

27.19 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

Internal storage:

0.1 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 16 GB

OS:

Windows Mobile Professional (6.5.3)

Battery

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.68 x 2.55 x 0.76 inches (118.8 x 64.8 x 19.25 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, D-Pad, Soft keys, Notification light

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s

Multimedia

Headphones:

2.5mm jack

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging

External antenna:

Yes

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3)

Other features:

Voice recording

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.76 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera

Description

The TerreStar GENUS is advertised as the world’s first smartphone that combines 3G cellular wireless connectivity with an all-IP satellite network on one device using one phone number. The phone relies on AT&T's GSM/HSPA network while reverting to a satellite connection when AT&T's presence is missing or lost. The phone is running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 OS and features a QVGA touch display, QWERTY keyboard, 2MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and microSD slot for memory.

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