Solar power for cell phones
If you are an outdoorsy kind, you may never need to bother about your phone running-out of liquid again.
Samsung revealed Wednesday its first solar-powered GSM cell phone, the E1107, identified because of the catchier title Crest Solar. The device is a dual-band GSM (900MHz and 1800MHz) and certainly will be charged everywhere sunlight is shining.
The device is mostly about the same shape and size since many regular small cell phones, but with one huge difference: from the straight back it's a solar panel that's with the capacity of supplying sufficient juice for approximately 5 to ten minutes of talk time per hour of charging.
Definitely, this depends upon just how bright it really is. Relating to Samsung, the aforementioned estimate ended up being considering 80, 000 lux of sunlight (a typical sunshiney day) with all the phone switched off and sucking up rays.
The Crest Solar includes numerous functions. Its important mobile phone functions include radio, MP3 ringtones, embedded games, as well as the capacity to act as a flashlight. The phone also has several original security functions, particularly Cellphone Tracker, which instantly alerts you as soon as the SIM card is changed and delivers out an SOS message in an emergency. Moreover it has a fake call feature, therefore you can imagine for an incoming telephone call if you want to leave of a distressing circumstance (like a bad date).
Other than that, Samsung offers localized functions. For instance, in Southeast Asia, it gives profile screening for riders, which supplies inbound call alerts from chosen associates only to promote safe biking. The Crest Solar additionally provides specialized functions for various religions, like notifications for prayer time.
The Crest Solar should be available in numerous areas including India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America staring this thirty days. In Asia, it costs $59, that is a very great price. But its pricing is usually determined by the carriers. There isn't any word on when or if perhaps it will likely be for sale in the U.S.