Samsung Electronics unveiled its solar powered full touchscreen phone, Blue Earth, at Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
Designed to symbolise a flat and rounded shiny pebble, (or perhaps just a bright blue round phone) Blue Earth is the first solar powered full touchscreen phone. By charging with the solar panel, located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.
Blue Earth is made from recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles, helping to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. The device, including charger, is free from harmful substances, such as brominated flame retardants, beryllium and phthalate.
Using the eco mode on the handset, users can also reduce energy use, then click on the eco walk function which will count the steps they take and calculate the Co2 emissions they’ve reduced by not using a car – get out those Birkenstocks! Even the packaging is specially designed to be as eco-friendly as possible.
The Samsung Blue Earth will be available in the UK during the second half of 2009.