Solar powered handset by Samsung

Posted June 2nd, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Cellphones

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Samsung Electronics announced its first solar powered mobile phone ‘Crest Solar(model: E1107)’ in Korea market. The new handset enables its users to charge the battery anywhere the sun is shining when electricity is unavailable.

With an extended solar powered battery, the Samsung Crest Solar solves the problem of unavailable or unstable electrical outlets, particularly in rural areas. The phone has the capacity to provide around 5~10 minutes of talk time with one hour of solar charging. Moreover, the solar panel charging allows its users to save money and energy consumption on traditional electrical charging.

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The Crest Solar comes in a compact design with essential mobile phone features such as FM radio, MP3 ring tones, embedded games and a powerful torch light. For consumer safety, the phone offers Mobile Tracker, which automatically alerts when the SIM card is changed or sends out an SOS message in an emergency. The Crest Solar also has a fake call feature, so users can pretend they have an incoming call to escape unsafe situations.

The Crest Solar will be available in numerous markets including India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America from June 2009. The Crest Solar also provides specialized features for different religions, such as alerts for prayer time.

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