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With SO-2510 Thuraya introduces breakthrough technology in the new Thuraya SatPhone, setting the standards for the smallest and most robust satellite handset in the industry.zoom in SO 2510 Thuraya SatPhone

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Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company has unveiled its second generation phones to be launched in the first quarter of 2006. The new Thuraya handsets will be the smallest and lightest satellite phones in the industry, with powerful features such as tri-band GSM, satellite and terrestrial GPRS, enhanced GPS services, expandable memory, Java, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Thuraya SO-2510 is the World’s Smallest Satellite Phone. Satphone SO-2510 from Thuraya offers satellite services in a mobile handset that is as compact and light as a GSM phone. Thuraya SO-2510 is designed for high performance satellite telephony in the harshest environments and territories.

Thuraya SO-2510 offers satellite services in a mobile handset that is as compact and light as a GSM phone. Thuraya SO-2510 is designed for high performance satellite telephony in the harshest environments and territories.

World’s Smallest Satellite Phone

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The satellite phone has GPS with altitude built into it. We tried it in US and it picked up correct location within a minute. Waypoints can be stored and you can set automatic download intervals from 10 seconds to 1 hour. Mars Rover, Color screen and high-speed GPRS.

The SO-2510 has a nice 65,000 color display and a very intuitive and easy to navigate menu running on VXWORKS - a fast and popular OS used also on the Mars Rover.

The data speed is 9.6kb/s as with the old model, but the phone is ready for the introduction of packet data GPRS later this year. The GPRS traffic will allow for 60kb/s download and 15kb/s up.

The size of a standard cell phone

The new SO-2510 is manufactured by South Korean APSI. The world's smallest satellite phone by far, it weighs in only at one third of an Iridium and almost half of the old Thuraya. The dimensions are 118 x 53 x 18.8 mm (140mm with antenna), virtually the size of a standard cell phone.

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Specifications: System Satellite Only Enhanced GPS Services GPRS Capabilities Downstream up to 60Kbps Upstream up to 15 Kbps Fax and Data at to 9.6 Kbps (CSD) Messaging SMS Polyphonic ringtones Phone Memory Built-in 32 MB Connectivity USB Operating System – VXWORKS Dimensions 118 x 53 x 18.8 mm Weight 150 g Display 65,000 colors Resolution 128 x 128 pixels (1.5 inch) Battery Time Talk time up to 2.4 hrs Standby up to 50 hrs Language Support English, Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Urdu and Turkish Thuraya Satellite Modem Thuraya satellite modem is designed for integration and use with other devices. The satellite modem is part of the 2nd generation Thuraya product-line and is meant to support new and future applications and solutions developed by Thuraya or third parties. Available: 3rd Quarter 2006 With Thuraya, you can enjoy uninterrupted, seamless, border-to-border satellite telecommunication services in more than 110 nations in Europe, Africa, the Middles East, Central and South Asia.

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Your satellite phone also offers “GPS distance and direction display” as a standard feature in its mobile phone. This extremely resourceful feature makes Thuraya’s GPS function similar to any commercial GPS receiver.

The SO-2510 satellite phone includes an AC Power Adapter, International plug adapters, a Lithium-Ion battery, and a Multi-lingual manual.

There is a choice of three handsets to operate on the Thuraya system, either the SO-2510 or Hughes 7100 and newest Hughes 7101.

The Handsets are a small, lightweight and user friendly design with features familiar with most modern GSM telephones. Unlike other Satellite telephones the antenna is retractable into the body of the telephone offering a smaller package when not in use. Thuraya has the unique facility of High Power Alerting, which means that when the telephone has registered and is then taken inside it can be alerted to an incoming call, subject to signal strength. The user will then have to move outside to accept the call.

A number of accessories are available for use with the handsets in addition to the Data kit; including an In-Vehicle hands free kit and a Fixed Docking Adapter for use in buildings and remote structures, such as Oil Rigs. A solar charger can be used where alternative power sources are not present.

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Satellite Exclusive

Thuraya SatPhone offers satellite services exclusively in a mobile handset that is as compact and light as a small GSM phone. Thuraya SatPhone is a robust, dynamic phone designed for high performance satellite telephony in the harshest of environments and territories.

Mobility Unlimited

Thuraya SatPhone offers you mobility and a choice to stay connected with Thuraya satellite services in places where terrestrial and GSM communications are unavailable. In addition, the Global Positioning System feature in the handset facilitates ‘location tracking’ while roaming in remote and unconnected areas in Thuraya’s network.

so2510 is the world’s smallest and lightest satellite phone ever made

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World’s Smallest Satellite Phone

Carrying a satellite phone has never been easier. As the world’s smallest and lightest satellite phone ever made (weighing only 150 g), the lightweight pocket size phone is designed to be highly portable and more user friendly than ever before.


Elegantly designed with a high-resolution coloured screen, Thuraya SatPhone offers a wide range of services including voice, data, fax, short messaging and enhanced location determination GPS services. The phone is also GPRS enabled.

thuraya telephones so2510 and sg2520

SO-2510 and SG2520

Comparingsatellite phones so-2510 and sg-2520

In a new step that further reinforces its market leadership in the mobile satellite business, Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company has unveiled an aggressive plan to launch a highly competitive 2nd generation satellite phone. The United Arab Emitrates based satellite company has come up with a phone that is designed to be the World’s smallest and lightest phone in the satellite industry and a major differentiation feature.The new satellite phone is expected to drive the Thuraya’s future business growth, by meeting the needs of people in the remote areas in Africa as well as GSM users seeking roaming capabilities in areas beyond GSM networks. Thuraya is introducing breakthrough technology in the new SO-2510, the company is setting the standards for the smallest and most robust satellite handset in the industry. The new generation handset is powerful and compact offering total convenience and mobility.

Table: Thuraya SO-2510 tech specs
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications:
Operating Frequency: 1616 - 1626.5 MHz, L-Band
Duplexing Method: Time Division Duplex(TDD)
Multiplexing Method: TDMA/FDMA (GSM)
Link Margin: 15.5 dB average
Power: 0.57 Watts average
CEIRP Average: -1.9 dBW
Sensitivity: -117.9 dBm
TX Spurs General EIRP: -60 dBW
TX Spurs GNSS 1559-1605 MHz EIRP: -80 dBW
TX Noise GNSS 1559-1650 MHz EIRP: -70 BW/MHz
Mechanical & Environmental:
Weight: 4.8 lbs (2.18 kg)
Dimensions: 11.5"W x 1.8"H x 11"D
(29.21cm W x 4.7cm H x 27.94cm D)
Operating Temperature: -30ºC - 40ºC
Input Power: 90-264V AC, 50-60 Hz
CC power supply: 12 V DC

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