Terrestar Genus Unlocked, Selling for $1,150

At this point TerreStar’s Genus satellite phone seems to be going the way of the dodo. We handled it at CTIA, saw it gain FCC approval, and it even made it to AT&T. There is also that little matter of TerreStar filing for bankruptcy. Now, the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 hand-held is available unlocked through TerreStar for roughly the cost of an arm and a leg. While the $1,150 price tag seems a little extreme, remember that this is a satellite capable smart-phone; and if you have a good reason to have it, the price probably isn’t going to stop you from buying one.

Out of curiosity, anyone have a genuine need for one of these?

Source: TerreStar; Via: Engadget

Tim Ferrill