Samsung’s Blue Earth phone is both awesome and solar-powered

One of the problems with solar-powered gadgets is that they’re usually not too appealing when it comes to design.

But that’s definitely not the case with Samsung’s new (and apparently first) solar-powered mobile phone.

Called Samsung Blue Earth, the handset has a rounded case, a large touchscreen display and a solar panel on the back, which can provide extra energy at any time – as long as you keep it under the sunlight.  

The phone’s hardware, as well as its energy-efficient charger, are built without harmful substances like Beryllium, Brominated Flame Retardants and Phthalate. Moreover, Blue Earth’s user interface is one-of-a-kind, created in order to “draw attention to preserving our fragile environment”.

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Details about the  other features of Samsung Blue Earth are currently missing, but it’s said that Bluetooth functionality, screen brightness and backlight duration can be adjusted via an energy-saving mode simply dubbed “Eco mode”.
 
Samsung should release the Blue Earth sometime in the second half of 2009 – in the UK at least.

Via Pocket-lint

Author: Ilinca Nita

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