Motorola’s Latest Gadget Brings Satellite Messaging to Any Phone – Review Geek
Apple’s iPhone 14 kicked off smartphone satellite connectivity for emergency SOS messaging when cell service isn’t available, and now everyone is following suit. From Qualcomm and Samsung to MediaTek with its new MediaTek 6825 “Bullitt” chip.
The first device to take advantage of MediaTek’s satellite chip is a dongle called the Motorola Defy Satellite Link. This little $100 device connects to any Android or iPhone over Bluetooth, allowing it to send emergency messages over satellite connectivity.
Considering many users will take this dongle out into the wild, it’s built to handle whatever you throw its way. The Link has a tough IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and lasts for days thanks to the rechargeable 600 mAh battery.
From there, owners will use the Bullitt Satellite Messenger app for communication. While it’s a full-fledged app that works over Wi-Fi and cellular, it’ll connect to a satellite to send out SOS messages when necessary. It’ll shoot off a message as long as you have a clear sky view.
Interestingly enough, you don’t have to find and face a satellite like Apple’s implementation. That’s because the technology differs a bit. And…
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