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Samsung’s First Solar-Powered Mobile Phone

Feb 17, 2009 by     16 Comments    Posted under: Gadget, Mobile

Solar-Powered Phone Samsung showed its First Solar-Powered Mobile Phone at an industry show in Barcelona, Spain yesterday. The South Korean manufacturer placed their  "Blue Earth" phone on display in front of the crowds at Mobile World Congress, with industry insiders keen to see the mini solar panels located on the back of the phone.

The samsung blue earth is an innovative touchscreen device with a number of environment friendly features that are worth a closer look. A phone with a solar panel, large panel on the back. The casing is made from recycled water bottles. The blue earth does’nt just rely on solar power. There is also a charger with it. What makes it different from others is that if it is plugged in and not in use, then the power consumption drops to 0.03 watts which is a lot less than a traditional charger. This phone is light and has a high degree of recyclable materials.

"This type of device would be ideal for developing markets where workers have long hours and don’t have access to electricity," commented Nick Lane, chief researcher at consultancy Direct2 Mobile.

"It would also interest consumers with an eye on the ‘green’ aspects, or companies and their CSR (corporate social responsibility) programmes."

It will first be launched in Europe by the 2nd half of 2009 but the price range would be from mid to high range. A full charge taking 10-14 hours in the sun would offer about four hours of talk time. The phone can also be plugged in to charge, with the solar panels used to top up the battery to extend its power.

This will be very useful here in Riyadh at some point in time especially during hot seasons.  🙂

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  • You people at the SAMSUNG are doing a wonderful job, meeting all the expectations and winning all the challenges. BRAVO 2 all of you.

    • @Dmitry,

      Yup they are doing great.. Hope they can get a piece of Nokias market

  • It looks as though LG have now announced a solar powered phone. There is no model number or release date as yet – they’ve maybe rushed it through to steal some attention from Samsung.

    Mark – Tech Newss last blog post..Sony issues total worldwide sales figures for PS3

    • @Mark – Tech News, It’s nice to know that phones like these are now coming out…it’s a great advantage to us. 🙂 .

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  • Wow.
    This one is totally cool. It’s nice that manufacturers still think about the earth , not just their profit.
    This phone is useful here in the Philippines, especially this coming summer. =)

    Nice Post.

    -macobex

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    • @macobex,

      Yup.. but I don’t know if it will reach Philippines by that time. Thanks for the visit 🙂

    • @macobex, that’s true…Filipinos need this. It will certainly help especially during these days of crisis. thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  • I’m sure solar-powered or ‘green’ gadgets will be the next big thing. When you consider the cost to produce the solar panels and how much benefit they actually provide I’m not sure whether it’s just a marketing gimmick.

    • @Mark – Tech News,

      I think it is something unique. Because other brands do not not focus into this kind of technology.

  • samsung is a nice phone. Samsung Electronics unveiled ‘Blue Earth’, the first full-touchscreen cell phone to run on solar power.

  • Wow, I have never heard of this phone before. I like its environment sound features that are used and built in. It even looks cool.

    Thanks for the post and the link love… I’ll give this blog a Stumble and a bookmark as well!

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  • Nice phone!

    If ever raining, the phone connection is not choppy?

    Just a silly question. =)

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