Mobile World Congress 2009 threw up a number of efforts by major manufacturers to explore the world of solar-powered mobile phones. Those manufacturers include Samsung, LG, and ZTE.
Samsung has a touchscreen device named Blue Earth. LG’s teaser is yet to be named, while ZTE has dubbed theirs Coral 200. Of the three, ZTE’s offering is targeted at the low-end market.
The concept of solar-powered mobile phones is a good one. If you live in Nigeria, like I do, where public power supply is embarassingly and frustratingly pathetic, I can imagine that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to look in that direction. Stop worrying about forgetting your charger at home too!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.