With TerreStar’s communications satillite in orbit and in functioning order, AT&T is now ready to offer the supporting handset, dubbed Genus. Running on Windows Mobile and having access to both terrestrial HSPA and satellite networks, the Genus will be the perfect choice for those who depend on constant coverage, no matter where you’re going. For your average consumer, satellite connectivity is likely overkill, but the Genus is really built for field workers operating in remote areas and saftey professionals whose service coverage could be a matter of life and death. Here’s a quick spec run-down, for the curious:
- 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, digital zoom and flash
- Windows Mobile 6.5
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
- MicroSD memory card slot
- 2.6″ QVGA touchscreen
- 2.5mm headphone jack
It’s not what you’d call a powerhouse, but for enterprises who would like to pick one up, the Genus will be available in the first quarter of 2010.