NTT DOCOMO Develops Solar-powered Handset
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's largest mobile operator, announced today its development of the SOLAR HYBRID (docomo STYLE series SH-08A), a solar-powered, waterproof mobile phone that will go on sale in Japan from September.
The SOLAR HYBRID can be recharged with sunlight as well as electricity. Even if the battery has completely lost its charge, just 10 minutes of solar recharging via a panel on the phone's body provides approximately one minute of talk time.
The handset comes with an 8-megapixel CCD camera that takes excellent photographs even dim lighting or when objects are moving.
The SOLAR HYBRID's waterproof body, resistant to water sprays from all directions and submergible to depths up to one meter, enables safe, carefree mobile communication in the bath, kitchen, beach, rain or other environments where water is present.
The SOLAR HYBRID will be exhibited at the DOCOMO booth at Wireless Japan 2009, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from July 22 to 24.
Provided by NTT DOCOMO