Printed from http://www.electronista.com

KDDI intros waterproof, solar-powered Sharp phone

updated 11:40 am EDT, Mon May 25, 2009

Solar Au KDDI phone

Japanese wireless provider KDDI will soon launch the second solar-powered cell phone, with the SH002, built by Sharp. The solar panel built into the backside of the handset will, in 2 hours of exposure to the sun, charge the battery to provide 10 minutes of calling time or 140 minutes of standby time. A 1.1-inch electronic paper display shows the charging efficiency and status of the solar panel and battery. The phone is also IPX5/7 rated for resistance to water exposure.

The main display is 3 inches in size and offers a 480x854 resolution common to newer Japanese pones. It has a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and image stabilization. External memory comes in the form of up to 2GB microSD memory cards. A Wi-Fi radio and 1Seg TV tuner are integrated as well.

The handset includes Au Smart Sports for Fitness software that uses a Bluetooth connected pedometer to measure how many calories a user has burned. Its programming can also tell users what their body fat percentage is. Preloaded Japanese golf course map data works in conjunction with the built-in GPS sensor to let players know how far they are from the pin. Mobile wallet functionality rounds out the key specs.

Due to be available in blue, white or pink, the SH002 is due out on June 24th in Japan, though no pricing information has been released. [via Impress]






By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As AC networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home network ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News