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Samsung to introduce solar-powered mobile phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2009 11:20 User comments (19)

Samsung to introduce solar-powered mobile phone The global phone maker Samsung is set to introduce its brand new Blue Earth solar-powered mobile phone today at the Mobile World Congress event in Spain.
The phone is made out of recycled water bottles, prominently features a pedometer and includes software that reminds you how "green" the phone is.

The solar panels are on the back on the handset and the front is a full touchscreen interface. There is no word on pricing or availability as of yet, but we will update the article when more details become available.

This is a nice step in the right direction for handset makers.

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19 user comments

116.2.2009 13:07

That looks awsome, I want one. I hope the battery has a good life on a single charge, I would have to get used to sitting my phone upside down.

216.2.2009 13:24

I live in Florida. im afraid the battery might explode Sending plastic thew my artery.

316.2.2009 13:30

hmm.. i'm not sure..

So is the solar panels going to be the Primary and only source of power?

and it kinda seems unpractical.. since our phones usually dont see the sun, and are always in our pockets etc. so in order to charge this monster you'd have to put it outside.. or hold it in your hand, making it a target for theft.

but, i dont think samsung would be stupid enough to make solar power the only power source, so we could be fine.
but nice idea none the less.

416.2.2009 15:45

Yeah, because we all know that the minscule power usage of Cell-phones is a significant cause of global warming.

Basically, you get to pay more to feel like you are "doing something.
Kind of like Hybrid cars.

516.2.2009 15:58

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Yeah, because we all know that the minscule power usage of Cell-phones is a significant cause of global warming.

Basically, you get to pay more to feel like you are "doing something.
Kind of like Hybrid cars.
Exactly. Lets see how many celebrities jump on this bandwagon.

616.2.2009 16:15

I'm no scientist... but I would be willing to bet that the amount of CO2 expelled while TALKING on a cell-phone comes close to or is more than the amount of CO2 generated from cell-phone itself.
So maybe we should just be telling everyone to just shut up???

716.2.2009 16:37

All sarcasm asside, I think it's a cool idea. I could place the phone on my desk and it would trickle charge while it's not being used... Should help extend battery life significantly.
For that reason, it's cool... but save the planet??? Puleeeeze

816.2.2009 19:15

I like the idea of self-charging in general.... My phone is always dead when I need it >:(

916.2.2009 19:23

They should also make it waterproof. That way, you can call somebody if you are stranded in some island like in Cast Away...

But wait, there won't be any signal though, but at least you would use it to play games instead of making a ball your friend.

1016.2.2009 23:04

Originally posted by samus250:
They should also make it waterproof. That way, you can call somebody if you are stranded in some island like in Cast Away...

But wait, there won't be any signal though, but at least you would use it to play games instead of making a ball your friend.
Nah, i like Wilson, he made cast away.

1117.2.2009 1:06

dont most solar panels heat up fast meaning temperatures with that phone may be hot and leaving my phone in the sun should make it pretty hot as well.....just a thought

1217.2.2009 3:50

Quote:
includes software that reminds you how "green" the phone is.
lol

1317.2.2009 13:52

If it was in chrome... it might be cooler (wouldn't heat up).

1417.2.2009 13:55

I guess the motive deserves a thumbs up, but if you keep your phone in your pocket? and the lack of quality sun here in the UK.A bit of a gimmick I think.

1518.2.2009 21:47
iatmyhome
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hehe i want to buy one but i think the phone which made out of the water bottle must very awesome!

1618.2.2009 21:52

iatmyhome, lightning struck!!!

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1814.4.2010 17:30

thungy, lightning struck!!!

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