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February 15, 2009

Samsung Blue Earth Solar Powered Touch Phone

Blue earthBlue Earth,” an innovative solar powered touch screen phone, was created by Samsung under the slogan: “The Blue Earth Dream: Eco-living with SAMSUNG mobile.” The eco-friendly phone will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Spain this week. The sun powered Blue Earth phone, said to be the first solar powered full-touch screen phone, can be charged with a solar panel located on the back of the phone. It's made from recycled plastic that has been extracted from water bottles, and it is also free from harmful substances like brominated flame retardants, beryllium and phthalate, making this a true "green" mobile device. 

Samsung Blue Earth

The latest in a series of eco-friendly products, Blue Earth comes with a unique user interface which is designed to draw attention to preserving our fragile environment. Simple to set screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth to an energy-efficient mode, this new user interface allows the user to be energy-efficient with just one click of ’Eco mode’. Through the ‘eco walk’ function the user can count their steps with an in-built pedometer, calculating how much CO2 emissions have been reduced by walking as opposed to motor transport. This unique function allows user to calculate the value of this footprint through the number of trees that have been saved.

The Samsung Blue Earth phone is expected to ship during the second half of 2009.

via | Pocket-lint


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