Solar Powered Mobile Phone
Samsung has once again hit the mobile market with unique concept. This time it is a solar cell phone. It is E1107 Crest Solar cell phone and one of the first such cell phone made for the commercial market.
The phone is basically targeted for the Asian, European, and Latin American markets. It will be best for those regions where power supply is not regular. Moreover, this phone will be perfect for those who are always on move such as travelers.
Some Important Notes
Samsung claims that for an hour of charge the phone will give a talk time of 5 to 10 minutes. Not so good, but not bad also. It is for them who talk less on phone. It is also been said that if you leave the cell phone on charge in the hot sun and when there is a call, it will leave an imprint on the face of the device after talking. This imprint last for couple of days.
Apart from the USP of being solar phone, this is basically a basic handset with compact design. It has a dual-band (900/1800 MHz) GSM handset with built-in FM radio tuner. It has MP3 ringtones and a flashlight function. It also has features like prayer reminders and a biking mode, which only allows ring from predetermined numbers. There is also an alert function that goes out when the SIM card is swapped out.
Executive Vice President JK Shin, head of the Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics said, “The Crest Solar represents our effort and commitment to strengthen our leadership in the solar panel mobile market.”
With all the basic functions and only one USP, this phone is surely going to be accepted gladly by all eco-friendly enthusiasts. One more reason it can be a successful cell phone in the market is because of its price tag. It is only tagged at $59. And yes, not to forget its localized features. Why not think also the other way, though not practical, save money and energy consumption on traditional electrical charging.
Model – E1107 Crest Solar
USP – Powered by Sun
Target Market – India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America
Release – November 2009
Manufacturer – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
Price – $59 (approx)