|[January 15, 2014]
Thuraya Launches SatSleeve for Android
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services
(MSS) operator, today launched the latest edition of the Thuraya
SatSleeve designed for Android (News - Alert)-based smartphones. Compatible with the
Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, the new game-changing product allows Samsung
Galaxy users to turn their own smartphone into a satellite phone to make
phone calls, send SMS messages and access apps via Thuraya's (News - Alert) satellite
network when they are unable to connect to a terrestrial GSM network.
The Thuraya SatSleeve eliminates the need for carrying a separate
satellite phone. Users only need to dock their Android smartphone into
the Thuraya SatSleeve and operate it normally via the Thuraya Satellite
network. Its built-in SOS (News - Alert) 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 scial
media and instant messaging apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn (News - Alert), Twitter and
WhatsApp, among others.
Randy Roberts, Vice President of Innovation at Thuraya, said: "This
latest release of the SatSleeve illustrates Thuraya's focus on market
needs by addressing the installed base of Android devices and enables us
to provide easy access to satellite services for our Android customers.
Thuraya is 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. Whether our
customers need connectivity through voice or data services, we are there
to keep them connected."
"The launch of the SatSleeve for Android demonstrates Thuraya's ability
to deliver market-driven products to reach even more end-users. The
lines between MSS and consumer technology sector are blurring and we are
proud to lead this change," said Alex Lachner, Senior Product Manager,
Voice Services at Thuraya.
The Thuraya SatSleeve for Android is available from all Thuraya Service
Partners from January 15, 2014. For more information on the Thuraya
SatSleeve, including pricing and airtime plans please check with your
local Thuraya Service
About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator
and a global telecommunication provider. Visit www.thuraya.com.
*Source (News - Alert): ME
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