Back in March at CTIA, we spotted the TerreStar Genus, a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 smartphone with 3G and satellite capability. We liked what we saw and apparently so did the FCC.
The Genus has received FCC's stamp of approval with AT&T compatible 850/1900 GSM. And even though it's running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 we still think it's a cool phone. It's not like every Windows Phone we see pass through the FCC talks to satellites.
So far, no rumors as to when, where or how the Genus will be available. At one point it was rumored to be headed to AT&T but there's no telling if that will hold true. Regardless, it will be nice to see the a Windows Mobile based satellite finally make it to market.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.