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Just how much is the promise of anywhere, anytime cellphone reception worth to you? If you answered "one thousand, one hundred and fifty dollars," well... your time has finally come. After initially launching through business channels alone for $800, TerreStar's unique GSM / HSPA Windows Mobile 6.5...

November 23rd 2010 at 3:27pm 0 Comments
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Teetering no longer. According to Reuters, satellite phone maker TerreStar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to protect itself from liabilities in the range of $1.6 billion. As expected, a restructuring is in order, with Blackstone Group LP providing financial advice for such a move. One of TerreS...

October 19th 2010 at 11:19pm 0 Comments
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Okay, look, guys -- we know putting a satellite into space is a pricey endeavor -- just ask Sirius XM -- but you literally just launched your first commercial device, the Genus, and we don't think that "launch a device then immediately declare bankruptcy" is a particularly sound business model. The...

October 18th 2010 at 1:57pm 0 Comments
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The Genus has been floating around since the days when Windows Mobile was still relevant, but even with an antiquated operating system, it's still got a trump card others will be hard-pressed to match: it's got satellite service in a package that doesn't make you look like you're holding a DynaTAC...

August 25th 2010 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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This whole global economic crisis, and its resulting massive loss of jobs got us thinking. We here at Engadget didn't want to stand helplessly by, announcing every new round of misery without giving anything back -- so we decided to take the opportunity to spread a little positivity. We'll be handi...

June 29th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Fresh off its portable DAB radio/MP3 player combo, Genus is taking things back to the countertop with its slick-looking Type-R DAB-only model. The unit's sure to please the design connaisseurs among us, with walnut side panels and a rear panel tricked out with hand-embossed leather and an enamel bad...

August 1st 2006 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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UK DAB enthusiasts now have yet another way to listen to those sweet digital broadcasts on-the-go thanks to a new portable radio from Genus; and as if that alone weren't exciting enough, the so-called SLM also includes an FM tuner and SD slot for rocking out to MP3s. Actually, there's really nothing...

July 13th 2006 at 1:45pm 0 Comments