Thuraya launches SatSleeve for Android
Dubai, January 15, 2014
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, has launched the latest edition of its SatSleeve designed for Android-based smartphones.
Compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, the new product allows users to turn their own smartphone into a satellite phone to make phone calls, send SMS messages and access apps via Thuraya’s satellite network when they are unable to connect to a terrestrial GSM network.
The SatSleeve’s built-in SOS button allows users to call one predefined number even without their smartphone attached.
Additionally, users can send SMS messages, send and receive email, and access popular social media and instant messaging apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp, among others.
Randy Roberts, vice president of Innovation at Thuraya, said: “We are progressively working to provide our users with flexible choices for their satellite communication needs when they are travelling or working from areas unserved by terrestrial networks.”
The Thuraya SatSleeve for Android is available from all its service partners. - TradeArabia News Service