This Bluetooth fob turns iPhones or Android devices into two-way satellite messengers

vtqhtr413

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Aug 17, 2017
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Bullitt, the company that brought you rugged Cat-branded smartphones with thermal cameras, is stuffing trendy emergency-response satellite tech into a Motorola-branded Bluetooth keychain accessory. Making its debut at MWC 2023, the new Motorola Defy Satellite Link can enable almost any smartphone to send and receive text messages in places lacking cellular signals. Satellite communications features are being mainstreamed after Apple added Emergency SOS via satellite in the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra. Qualcomm is also looking to stick similar tech into upcoming high-end Android devices later this year, but Bullitt and MediaTek say their devices will be the first ones you can buy that communicate in both directions. Outdoorsy users not looking to upgrade to a new iPhone — or who are bummed to see Samsung sitting out the space race with its newest Galaxy S23 series — now have the option to stick with the device they have.
 

MuzzMelbourne

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In a country the size of Australia, where 93% of the population live within 5k's of the coast, there are vast inland areas with little to zero cell coverage and this type of product will be an absolute game changer for farmers, miners, travellers etc. Awesome tech.
 

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