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Satellite phone claims to be the cheapest

At $775 fo 2 hours and 40 minutes of talk time, we'll stick with our cell phone.

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When we first saw the "" it seemed that, unlike most gigantic predecessors, it might actually be of a manageable size. Though not the smallest satellite phone around, it's certainly more compact than a lot of earlier versions we've seen.

But like all sat-phones, the telltale oversized antenna will make sure it never gets confused with a Razr or Chocolate. Even more distinguishing is its price of $775--which the company claims is one of the world's cheapest, according to Red Ferret. And that's for a whole 2 hours and 40 minutes of talk time.

Of course, if you're having car trouble in the middle of the Gobi Desert, that'll probably seem like a bargain.