Mention National Geographic and what comes across your mind? Surely you will think of exotic far off places, or a patient cameraman waiting for days, weeks even, to capture that glimpse of a rare animal, or even visit the remotest jungle tribes in the world and view their culture over TV? Well, the informative company is now taking a rare step into something totally different – it has just announced their very own handset, known as the National Geographic Duet Travel Phone that was specially designed for the needs of the international traveler. We don’t suppose all those folks who act as hosts on National Geographic documentaries will be getting one of these puppies, eh? This new handset will come with dual SIM card support and is traveler friendly, featuring functions such as Bluetooth connectivity, a camera, an integrated FM radio for entertainment, mobile TV support and a memory card slot.

To sweeten the deal, the Duet Travel Phone will also come pre-loaded with various National Geographic content that ought to keep a fan of documentaries and nature magazines happy, including ringtones, wallpapers and travel-related videos from the National Geographic Channel. What makes the Duet special is it comes with National Geographic’s pay-as-you-go National Geographic Travel SIM card. What this SIM card does is enable affordable calling in 185 countries, including free incoming calls in over 80 countries and 30 minutes of outgoing call credit (for most countries). Users can also choose to use up the remaining SIM card slot for a secondary number and service, making it perfect for folks who want to retain their current number when traveling overseas while enjoying the call options offered on the first SIM card. Another great feature to have would be its 24/7 toll-free US-based customer service that is accessible straight from the handset through a three-digit access number.

You can pick up the National Geographic Travel Phone from,, and other select retailers.

From National Geographic Press Release Via Coolest Gadget