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LG set to introduce solar-powered handset at MWC

updated 03:50 pm EST, Fri February 13, 2009

LG solar-powered phone

Korea's LG has announced it will unveil a prototype handset that can be recharged by the sun thanks to a solar charge built into its rear panel. Otherwise, the handset looks nearly identical to the company's existing KF750 Secret cellphone, though no other information on its specs was known. The prototype will be shown off in the company's ECO Friendly exhibit and promises to provide enough power for the conventional built-in battery with three minutes of talk time after a 10-minute charge.

Like the similar Samsung Blue Earth handset introduced on Thursday, the LG phone is made from recycled plastics and packaged in environmentally-friendly packaging. LG doesn't hint at if or when the unnamed handset would become available at stores.






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  1. bigjimid

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    Maybe

    Good idea, horrible execution. Look exactly like how they made it. By taking a solar cell, and sticking it on the outside of a phone. Don't bother designing it in.... Bahh!

  1. cyn1c

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    Ugly as sin

    but still pretty neat! Three minutes of talk time on a 10 minute charge? That could actually be useful.

    Instead of seeing people fighting for outlets in airports to charge their phones, they're going to be hogging all the sunlight!

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