Iridium now toast?
C’mon… maybe it’s too early for satellite-based voice, but how about lots of little low bitrate applications like paging? I can think of a thousand uses for a roving satellite signaling network that require very little bandwidth and therefore represent better economies of scale — for example, satellite-based CDDB lookups for CDs so you can display track names on your car stereo! Cool!
Somebody’s gotta buy those satellites.