RESTON, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- From remote mountains to rural country roads and even up to 200 miles off the coast of the United States, consumers can now enjoy the freedom and flexibility to stay connected with the availability of the TerreStar™ GENUS™, the world's first integrated cellular-satellite smartphone.

Offered by mobile communications provider, TerreStar Networks Inc. ("TerreStar"), the GENUS ensures today's active lifestyle consumer, from the extreme outdoor adventurer and action sport enthusiast to the recreational boater, can stay connected even in remote locations or when the cellular network is down.

The TerreStar GENUS brings satellite devices to the mainstream consumer. Forget about traditional clunky, brick-style satellite devices; the new GENUS features a sleek design, internal antenna and satellite innovation that combines cellular and satellite connectivity for voice, data and messaging. With just one phone number and one device, users with a line of sight to the southern sky can gain access to expanded voice and data roaming coverage in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and in territorial waters.  The device may be purchased online by visiting:

Additional features include:

* Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system experience

* Innovative form factor: 4.7 inch x 2.5 inch x 0.8/0.6 inch

* Lightweight at just 4.6 oz.

* Integrated Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), USB and GPS connectivity

* Touch Screen, QWERTY Keyboard

* Memory: 100 MB

* Multimedia features you'd expect from your everyday.