HTW S116 Solar Powered Phone is Real

Our doubts about whether HTW S116 solar powered mobile phone is real were put to rest really quick, when Engadget Mobile got their hands on it.

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It will take about 12 hours of sunlight to fully charge the phone, however 1 hour of direct light exposure gives you 30 minutes of talk time. 1:2 talk/charge ratio looks really good here.

Other known features for HTW S116 are 1.3 megapixel camera, 320×240 QVGA display and small LCD front panel with information on battery charge time.

High Tech Wealth’s S116 works only on GSM 900/1900 networks will go on sale in China next month for $400 to 500.

Now, when will we be able to see this one here in Europe again?

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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