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November 21, 2006 > Globalstar debuts world's smallest, lightest handset

Globalstar debuts world's smallest, lightest handset

Milpitas (PRNewswire), Nov. 9_ Globalstar, Inc., a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses and individuals, announced today the introduction of its next generation satellite telephone handset. The new GSP-1700 mobile satellite telephone operates on the Globalstar satellite network in more than 120 countries and six continents around the world. The new handset sets a benchmark for satellite telephones capable of global satellite use, incorporating Globalstar hardware features into a product offering significantly reduced size and weight when compared to other global satellite handsets. The GSP-1700 is being manufactured by QUALCOMM and incorporates its Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) MSM6500(TM) chipset solution for EV-DO networks.

Weighing approximately 7.1 ounces (203 grams), the newly designed GSP-1700 telephone is nearly half the weight of the company's current satellite handset and close to 45 percent smaller (by volume). The new lithium-ion battery is designed to provide users with four hours of talk time and 36 hours of standby time. The GSP-1700's lightweight ergonomic design embodies the ruggedness of the current Globalstar phone while integrating convenience-oriented features such as a new five-mode color display and portable headset capability. The phone supports six operating languages and is available in three vibrant faceplate colors, using durable high-luster or metallic finishes. For additional product details and images please visit the new product web site at http://www.globalstar.com/en/gsp1700.

Globalstar has begun a progressive rollout of the new handset. Over the upcoming months, various Globalstar operators around the world will be making launch announcements introducing the GSP-1700. Globalstar also plans to introduce an array of satellite phone accessories enabling usage for both land-based and marine applications. Globalstar plans to launch an updated handset data package, a maritime and in car installation kit, and a remote antenna for convenient and low cost in-vehicle use.

GSP-1700 Specifications:
Dimensions: Approximately 5.3" X 2.1" X 1.4" (13.5 cm. X 5.4 cm. X 3.5 cm.)
Weight: Approximately 7.1 oz. (202 g.)

Volume: Approximately 13.42 cubic inches (220 cc)

Temperature Operating Range: -4 to +131 degrees F (-20 to +55 degrees C)

Technology: Globalstar Satellite Mode (CDMA)

Battery Talk Time and Standby Time (normal operation): Four hours of talk time, 36 hours of standby time

Operating Languages: English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

 
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