Crest E1107. Nein, das ist kein neues Zahnhygieneprodukt von Procter & Gamble. Vielmehr Samsungs erstes solarbetriebenes GSM-Handy. Eine Stunde Sonnenlicht soll für fünf bis zehn Minuten Sprechzeit sorgen. Und bei einem Preis von angeblich 59 Dollar haben wir hier tatsächlich Green-Tech für die Massen.
Zusätzliche Features des Crest Solar E1107 sind allerdings kaum der Rede wert, unter anderem etwa Radio, Klingeltöne, Taschenlampe. Kurzum: Ziemlich einfach, ziemlich ökonomisch, ziemlich ökologisch.
Samsungs mobiles Solar-Telefon soll in Indien bereits erhältlich sein und in Europa noch in diesem Monat auf den Markt kommen.
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Samsung Introduces Its First Solar Powered Mobile Phone
Samsung leads solar panel mobile market with
the launch of Crest Solar (E1107)
Seoul, Korea, June 10, 2009 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced its first solar powered mobile phone, the „Crest Solar“ (E1107). The new handset enables its users to charge the battery anywhere the sun is shining when electricity is unavailable.
„The Crest Solar represents our effort and commitment to strengthen our leadership in the solar panel mobile market,“ said Executive Vice President JK Shin, head of the Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics.
„With Samsung’s cutting edge technology and consumer-oriented strategy, I believe the Crest Solar will be the perfect fit for anyone in any market – not only because it is solar powered, but because it has features that were designed to appeal to various cultures.“
The Crest Solar will be available in numerous markets including India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America from June 2009.
Powered by the Sun
With an extended solar powered battery, the Samsung Crest Solar solves the problem of unavailable or unstable electrical outlets, particularly in rural areas. The phone has the capacity to provide around 5~10 minutes of talk time with one hour of solar charging.* Moreover, the solar panel charging allows its users to save money and energy consumption on traditional electrical charging.
* Measured when the phone is turned-off under the sun light of 80,000 Lux. Results can be different depending on circumstances.
Localized Features for Various Markets
The Crest Solar comes in a compact design with essential mobile phone features such as FM radio, MP3 ring tones, embedded games and a powerful torch light. For consumer safety, the phone offers Mobile Tracker, which automatically alerts when the SIM card is changed or sends out an SOS message in an emergency. The Crest Solar also has a fake call feature, so users can pretend they have an incoming call to escape unsafe situations.
To satisfy Crest Solar users in various markets, Samsung offers localized features for different countries. For instance, it offers profile screening for bikers in the Southeast Asian market that provides incoming call alerts only from selected contacts for safe riding. The Crest Solar also provides specialized features for different religions, such as alerts for prayer time.