World’s first satellite-to-mobile messaging smartphone will launch in 2023

Cat S53 rugged phone (Image credit: Cat)

Bullitt Group, a British company best known for manufacturing rugged phones for CAT and Motorola, and chipset giant MediaTek have announced that together they will power the world’s first satellite-to-mobile messaging smartphone, which they say will launch in the first quarter of 2023. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.