Samsung unveiled the solar powered full-touch screen phone “Blue Earth” and will debut this eco friendly mobile phone at the MWC 2009 next week.
Samsung will show no Android smartphones, but will of course still have a broad showcase of their new 2009 phone line-up.
Samsung says that the Blue Earth is the first solar powered full-touch screen phone. By charging with the solar panel located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.
The Blue Earth phone has apparently an eco calculator installed that tells you how many trees you saved while using the solar charger of the phone.
The Samsung 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.
The packaging for Blue Earth is designed to be both small and light, made from recycled paper, and comes with a 5 star energy efficient charger which uses standby power lower than 0.03W. As part of the Voluntary Agreement of European Commission IPP (Integrated Product Policy) pilot program, Samsung has agreed to start using rating on energy consumption on the no-load mode of the mobile device charger.
“Samsung’s ‘The Blue Earth Dream’ demonstrates our small but meaningful commitments for the future and our environment,” said Mr. JK Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics. "We are committed to achieving the highest eco-status with our customers and business partners by providing the best eco-products and promoting eco-activities.”
When the Blue Earth phone will ship is not known yet. See Hi-res Photos of the Blue Earth.
The Mobile World Congress 2009 (MWC 2009) is starting on February 16th and lasts until the 19th. The MWC 2009 (former 3GSM) takes place again in Barcelona. See our MWC 2009 Preview to get an idea what new mobile phones will be unveiled at the MWC 2009. More MWC 2009 News can be found in our Mobile Phone section.