Samsung Announces the E1107 Crest Solar Phone
Today Samsung announced a solar-powered mobile phone called the E1107 Crest Solar. The E1107 is able to charge the battery via the sun, and can provide 5 to 10 minutes of talk time for every hour it charges. The entire back of the phone is covered the with the solar panel necessary to collect the sun's rays. The E1107 has dual-band 800/1900 GSM/EDGE and FM radios, as well as an MP3 player, GPS, a torch light and Mobile Tracker application. The Crest Solar will be on sale in select markets later this month. Pricing wasn't disclosed.
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Sounds like you'd be charging your phone for about a week...
After all, most people keep their phones in a case, pocket, or purse so solar charging isn't really a good option.
However, if you rea...
Full Press Release from Samsung
Seoul, Korea, June 10, 2009 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced its first solar powered mobile phone, the â€œCrest Solarâ€ (E1107). The new handset enables its users to charge the battery anywhere the sun is shining when electricity is unavailable.
â€œThe Crest Solar represents our effort and commitment to strengthen our leadership in the solar panel mobile market,â€ said Executive Vice President JK Shin, head of the Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics.
â€œWith Samsungâ€™s cutting edge technology and consumer-oriented strategy, I believe the Crest Solar will be the perfect fit for anyone in any mark...
other phones; plug and play