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Solar Cell Phone Is Earth Friendly, Dirt Cheap

samsung-e1107

By Evan Ackerman

You don’t generally expect much from a cell phone that costs less than sixty bucks, and with the Samsung E1107, you don’t get much. It’s got a 128 x 128 display, an FM radio, and a built-in flashlight. The reason that you’d buy it is the solar panel the takes up the entire back of the phone, promising up to 10 minutes of call time per hour in the sun. While not the most efficient way of charging your phone, it’s a million times better than an iPhone 3GS at out of power performance, and at least gives you an option for mobile charging.

The other reason to get this phone is that it’s good for the Earth: it helps reduce global warming. Not in the way you’re thinking, that would be too obvious. No, I’m talking about how having a solar panel out in the sun absorbs photons, preventing them from imparting their horrible energy into the ground and making everything just a little bit cooler. If everybody was using solar powered cell phones, not only would we be saving energy charging them, but charging them would actually cool the planet by some fraction of a degree that I’m just going to go ahead and call significant and important! Yay solar power!

So far, the E1107 is available pretty much everywhere except the US. Why must they taunt us so?

[ Newswire ] VIA [ Samsung Hub ]







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  • infanta

    Ok, so I really like the idea of the Solar phone and I would consider using it if it were available in sunny Sedona where I'm writing from. Being that it's not, or at least not yet, here's another friendly DIRT CHEAP suggestion for those other frugal shoppers who followed this link.

    If you're not looking for the iPhone, with all the bells ans whistles of a smart phone, if all you really need is communication because you can use your PC for all the net surfing that others use their Apps for – THIS PHONE IS FOR YOU!

    The TracFone can be had starting at $9.99 at Family Dollar and a few more bucks at Food Lion and other larger retailers. Pay $20 for 60 minutes and then pay as you go.

    No contract, no fees, no one to track or monitor your calls or exact location because these things operate outside the big grids. And save your money for better use.

    TracFone is as close to a solar phone as we can get right now and it's DIRT CHEAP!

  • infanta

    Ok, so I really like the idea of the Solar phone and I would consider using it if it were available in sunny Sedona where I'm writing from. Being that it's not, or at least not yet, here's another friendly DIRT CHEAP suggestion for those other frugal shoppers who followed this link.

    If you're not looking for the iPhone, with all the bells ans whistles of a smart phone, if all you really need is communication because you can use your PC for all the net surfing that others use their Apps for – THIS PHONE IS FOR YOU!

    The TracFone can be had starting at $9.99 at Family Dollar and a few more bucks at Food Lion and other larger retailers. Pay $20 for 60 minutes and then pay as you go.

    No contract, no fees, no one to track or monitor your calls or exact location because these things operate outside the big grids. And save your money for better use.

    TracFone is as close to a solar phone as we can get right now and it's DIRT CHEAP!