Bullitt Group and Motorola Mobility Release Two Rugged 5G-Connecting Smartphones with Satellite Messaging Capabilities
Bullitt Group, a British mobile phone manufacturer, and Motorola Mobility have released two new devices in the Motorola Defy range, offering satellite-to-mobile messaging services. The Motorola Defy 2, intended for the North American, Latin American and Canadian markets, and the Cat S75, for the European market, are the first Android phones to enable two-way satellite texting.
The Motorola Defy 2 is a rugged 5G-connecting smartphone, suited to outdoor enthusiasts and remote workers. It has a 6.6-inch Full HD Plus display, a 50-megapixel camera with 8-megapixel zoom lens, and a MediaTek D930 chipset. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging and Qi wireless charging.
The Cat S75 is capable of sending and receiving messages over a satellite, making it possible to communicate with anyone, even in areas without cellular coverage. It has a 6.6-inch Full HD Plus display, a 50-megapixel camera with 8-megapixel zoom lens, and a MediaTek D930 chipset. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging and Qi wireless charging.
The two phones can also be used with the Motorola Defy Satellite Link, a Bluetooth accessory that enables other iOS or Android smartphones to use satellite messaging. It has a 600 mAh battery which is claimed to be enough for “days” of use and a physical SOS and location ‘Check In’ button, allowing it to offer some functions even when apart from its paired smartphone.
You can now pre-order the Cat S75 directly from the Cat Phones website! Starting at £549/€599, this package comes with a 3-month subscription to the Bullitt Satellite Messenger Essentials service, allowing for 30 direct-to-satellite messages each month. The phone is anticipated to be sent out to customers during the latter part of the year. The Motorola Defy 2, meanwhile, will be available in the US and Latin America, with a price of $600.
The Bullitt Satellite Messenger app is necessary for true two-way messaging. If the recipient doesn’t have the app, they will receive a regular SMS message prompting them to download it.
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