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Moon to Get Its Own Mobile Network

A telecommunications tower is pictured as the moon passes into the Earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse as seen in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan. 31, 2018. VOA

Several high-tech companies are teaming up on a plan to put a mobile phone network on the moon next year.

Vodaphone Germany, Nokia, and Audi are working on a mobile network and robotic vehicles that are part of a private expedition to the moon timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of the first manned lunar landing.

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Project scientists say the system uses less energy than having rovers speak directly to Earth, leaving more power for scientific activities. Pixabay

The project with PTScientists in Germany would use a 4G network to send high-definition information from rovers back to a lunar lander, which would then be able to communicate it back to Earth.

They plan to launch the vehicles from Cape Canaveral next year on a Space X Falcon 9 rocket. (VOA)

  • Phil Johnson

    Why are they wasting money on shit like this?

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WhatsApp Now Available on Nokia’s Banana Feature Phone

The feature phone was first announced in February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona

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After arriving on Reliance JioPhones in September 2018, messaging app WhatsApp is now available on Nokia’s ‘8110’ with India becoming the first market to receive the update in Nokia’s feature device, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced on Tuesday.

The slider banana 4G feature phone is designed with intuitive tactile mechanics with slide to answer and end calls as well as a helicopter-style spin on its axis.

“We’re so happy that our fans in India will get WhatsApp on ‘Nokia 8110’ first anywhere in the world,” said Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head – India, HMD Global.

WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Running the web-based mobile operating system (OS) KaiOS, the phone supports VoLTE calling and comes equipped with pre-loaded Google apps like Assistant, Maps, Search and other apps like Facebook, Outlook and Gmail.

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Priced at Rs 4,999, the feature phone is available offline as well as on, and Nokia’s official website in traditional black and banana yellow colour variants.

The feature phone was first announced in February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona. (IANS)