Puma Phone powered by the Sun!!!

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Ok, this phone was already reviewed and featured in Engadget, but what is interesting about the Puma Phone is that it is the first phone that I know that has a solar panel at the back. After reading the review, I got the nostalgic feeling like I was back in the 90’s, remember those solar calculators and watches. The phones looks sturdy and sporty and it could be the phone that you are looking for.

puma phone

Key features of Puma Phone.
Integrated solar cell, with charge indicator (one hour of sunshine provides power for one hour and 30 minutes of MP3 play or enough energy to send about 30 text messages)
2.8 inch TFT touchscreen w/ wide angle view @ 240 x 320 QVGA resolution
3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and x6 zoom
VGA video call camera;
full screen video playback,
with video recording and streaming and progressive video download
wide range of music formats with playlist support and FM radio
microSD 2GB memory card supplied with the phone
GPS, compass, geotagging, routing and mapping
pedometer, GPS tracker and stopwatch
Open internet browsing, with WAP Push
HSPA, W-CDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM, Bluetooth, USB 2.0
Talk time up to 5 hours with 350 hours stand-by time; video call time 140 minutes; music player time 24 hours; video player time 5 hours
Tablet form factor;
Dimension: 102mm x 56mm x 13mm
Weight: 115g
Cost: Online SIM Free: € 399. or subsidized by local operators as part of a contract bundle.

So far the phone is only in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Macedonia, Malta, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE and UK.

Here’s a sneak peek on how the phone works.

I wonder if there will be another phone that will have a solar panel? iPhone 5 or an Android? If you’re planning to buy this phone, I strongly suggest that you read the Engadget’s Review first. 😉

Source: Engadget

Last modified: October 18, 2010

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