Sharp to Commercialize a Solar-Powered Mobile Phone for the Chinese Market

Jan 28, 2010

Sharp Corporation will commercialize a mobile phone equipped with a solar cell module for the Chinese market from this February. This will be the first solar-powered mobile phone by Sharp for the overseas markets.

Sharp introduced solar-powered mobile phones into the Japanese market in 2009. These handsets have proven popular, reflecting a recent surge in the number of ecologically minded consumers.

The SH6230C is equipped with advanced technology originally developed in , including Sharp’s proprietary solar cell module, a large 2.9-inch LCD screen, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera. Given the increasing demand for the solar charging function, Sharp will bring the solar-powered mobile phones to the global markets.

Sharp will also introduce into the Chinese market two models (SH6220C and SH6228C) incorporating Memory LCD. The Memory LCD is a low-power-consuming display with high visibility under the daylight. The Memory LCD can display such information as the time and e-mail status at all times.

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hiddayat
not rated yet Jan 28, 2010
This is very very good.
Royale
not rated yet Jan 28, 2010
Very cool if you're outside a lot. For those of us that work during the daylight hours and only have time on the weekends, it may not be the best idea.
ABhatti
not rated yet Jan 29, 2010
I wonder if the type of solar cells used are similar to the Casio ToughSolar watches. If so, then they can use normal ambient light to charge. Other issue is that most people carry their phone in their pocket, purse, or on a belt carrier. However, if all I have to do is have it on my desk for a few hours each day to charge, this might be just fine.