UNITED KINGDOM: The owner of well-known smartphone brands like Kodak and Land Rover, as well as a manufacturer of tough phones, Bullitt, is teasing the arrival of a new device with satellite connectivity.
Although you may not be familiar with Bullitt, the British manufacturer has long produced durable phones. Most frequently going by the moniker CAT.
The company has entered the satellite communication market and is encouraging interested customers to sign up for updates.
The new smartphone, which has not yet been given a name, is scheduled to debut in Q1 2023, and we speculate that Mobile World Congress 2023 may serve as the launchpad, indicating a date in late February.
The manufacturer has stated that for the phone to switch between Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite connection effortlessly, it was necessary to use a specially designed chipset, an app to manage messaging, and infrastructure at satellite ground stations.
The business has declined to reveal what that specialized chipset may be, but Qualcomm and MediaTek are both developing satellite connectivity, as is well known.
Qualcomm enabled Huawei to debut satellite messaging on the Mate 50. Qualcomm also powers the Bullitt-built CAT S62 Pro, so it is assumed Qualcomm technology will also be used in this upcoming device.
Bullitt declined to reveal whose satellite network(s) the phone may use but has acknowledged that in order to use the company’s exclusive service, you’ll need a satellite messaging subscriber package.
The user can then connect to any terrestrial network of their choice using standard protocols.
The need for satellite messaging is to minimize dead spots so that, even in remote areas without terrestrial cellular service, you can stay in touch with your family or at work.
In the upcoming years, we anticipate hearing a lot of discussion regarding satellite communication, and it appears that Bullitt wants to contribute.