June 11, 2009
Samsung E1107 Crest Solar powered mobile phone
Samsung has launched its first commercially available solar-powered phone, the E1107 Crest Solar candybar prior to Blue Earth, which was announced earlier. This phone is one of its kind, and definitely going to encourage a lot of mobile companies. This phone has an 800 mAh battery which can be charged using a charger or through the solar panel featured on the back case. Samsung claims that 1 hour under the sun can provide 5 to 10 minutes of extra talk-time. This will certainly come in handy when traveling without a charger. The design of this phone closely resembles the E1100 model.
Apart from the solar panels, the E1107 offers:
* Dual-band GSM connectivity (900/1800 MHz)
* 1.52 inch CSTN display with 128 x 128 pixels and 65K colors
* FM Radio
* MP3 ringtones
* Built-in flashlight
* Mobile Tracker
Samsung E1107 Crest Solar will be available from this month in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Europe and Latin America. In India, the phone is called Samsung Solar Guru and costs only 2,799 INR ($59).