Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Samsung's Solar Phone

With "green" and touch-screen phones being all the rage for the past couple of years, it wasonly a matter of time before someone combined the two.

It would seem Samsung would be the first manufacturer to spot this gap. Their new Blue Earth touchscreen phone can be powered by the sun, is partially made out of recycled water bottles and lacks the toxic substances found in many other electronics.

Incorporated in the design is a large solar panel on the back of the device which will be able to fully charge the extremely phone. The manufacturer also plans to incorporate solar cells into their entire product line in the future.

The Blue Earth was showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 16th.