ZDNET: Motorola's handy Bluetooth device adds satellite messaging to your iPhone or Android smartphone

Need to communicate, but out of Wi-Fi and cellular range? Fear not -- this affordable device could come to your rescue.

If you want the peace of mind of access to satellite messaging, location tracking and SOS service without buying a new smartphone, such as the Cat S75 or Motorola Defy 2, Motorola has a solution for you: the Motorola Defy Satellite Link, which it is announcing at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

This is a credit-card-sized device measuring 70mm by 50mm by 11mm and weighing 70g that contains MediaTek's 3GPP NTN-standard modem to support Bullitt Satellite Connect, plus an eSIM and independent GPS. It connects via Bluetooth 5.1 to any iOS (14 or later) or Android (10 or later) smartphone, and is a rugged (IP68/MIL-STD-810H) unit with a lanyard and attachment loop so you can hang it round your neck or off your belt, or you can keep it in your car's glove box in case of auto emergencies.

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