The world’s smallest satellite phone

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Forget about wandering around the caves of the Afghanistan border with a huge satellite phone strapped to your back. Globalstar has just announced the GSP-1700, which it says is the smallest, lightest satellite handset yet. It weighs just over 200 grams, and provides four hours of talk time, and 36 hours of standby.

The phone will be going on sale in the next few months, with a host of accessories including maritime and in-car installation kits, and a remote antenna for use in-car. It’s also got a full-colour display, although no news yet on whether you’ll be able to play Tetris on it.

(Globalstar GSP 1700 website)