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Digicel launching ZTE’s Coral-200-Solar phone in emerging markets – Engadget

My 2 Cents:  Now being a Jamaican I can totally see the need for such a device but it has always been a little concerning to me how Jamaicans pick a new phone over their more important needs…still the device does seem very promising & will probably get one for myself…

It may not have the glam or the flash of the Samsung Blue Earth, but ZTE’s Coral-200-Solar takes solar power to a side of the market that needs it far, far more urgently — the side without power outlets.

The Chinese manufacturer is teaming up with Jamaica’s Digicel Group to roll out one of the world’s first mass-market solar cellphones to folks with "limited or no access to the power grid," which represents some 2 billion people around the globe. The phone gets its juice via an integrated solar charger — that is, there’s still a battery lurking in there, you just don’t need an outlet to charge it — and should be available by June of this year. Pretty amazing world we live in where people have mobiles before they have power, isn’t it?

Digicel launching ZTE’s Coral-200-Solar phone in emerging markets – Engadget

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1 Comment
  1. Andi

    March 8, 2009 8:02 am

    Das Teil ist wirklich bedeutend hässlicher als Samsung’s Blue, aber solange es Solar ist, darf es auch mal schlecht ausssehen, da wollen wir mal nicht so streng sein.

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