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Samsung Releases Solar Powered Phone!

Posted By Jorge Chapa On February 13, 2009 @ 11:30 am In green gadgets,Greener Gadgets,Innovation | 14 Comments

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Green Gadget fans [2] have been waiting for the holy green grail of gadgets for awhile now: the solar-powered [3] mobile phone. And now it seems that Samsung has finally delivered on this promise with their brand new Blue Earth [4] phone. Blue Earth [4] is a gorgeous green touch phone that has a full solar panel on its back which can generate enough power to charge the phone. And yes – the gadget is still small enough to fit in your pocket!

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As if releasing a solar powered phone wasn’t enough, Samsung [5] is going above and beyond to achieve what they hope is the greenest phone on the market. The body of the phone is made out of recycled water bottles [6] and has no brominated flame retardants, beryllium and phthalates – all incredibly toxic substances. That goes for the charger as well, which also meets the newer standby mode energy efficiency ratings. Granted, it is solar powered, so really, a charger?

The device is set to be energy efficient, with a new user interface making it easy to activate the phone’s energy saving mode. It also includes a pedometer, and CO2 emissions calculator, and Samsung is aiming for minimal packaging made entirely from recycled paper.

Samsung is clearly throwing the gauntlet to all phone manufacturers, and we hope to see solar cells integrated throughout the rest of their line. The phone will be unveiled on February 16th at the Mobile World Congress [7] in Barcelona.

+ Samsung [5]

Via Pocketlint [8]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/13/samsung-releases-solar-powered-phone/

[2] Green Gadget fans: http://greenergadgets.com/

[3] solar-powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/13/s116-brand-new-solar-powered-chinese-cell-phone/

[4] Blue Earth: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090212006338&newsLang=en

[5] Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/us/

[6] recycled water bottles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/07/motorola-renew-w233-cellphone/

[7] Mobile World Congress: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/

[8] Pocketlint: http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/22198/23222/samsung-blue-earth-solar-phone.phtml

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