First solar-powered phone goes on display

February 16, 2009
First solar-powered phone goes on display

Samsung unveiled the world's first solar-powered mobile phone at an industry show here on Monday where the sector is showcasing the new technology it hopes will drive demand through the economic crisis.



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moj85
not rated yet Feb 16, 2009
14 hours of charging in full sun for 4 hours of talking? Meh. They should have waited until you get at least 6-10, which is the standard talk-time for most phones, n'est pas?
CreepyD
not rated yet Feb 17, 2009
When do you ever have your phone in the sun? Hardly ever would be most peoples answer I expect, or when you're on a phone call.

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