Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Samsung Introduces Blue Earth Solar Full-Touch Phone

Samsung Electronics unveiled its "Blue Earth" solar powered full-touch screen phone .
A solar panel on the back helps to charge the device. 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.

Samsung said it designed the Blue Earth's user interface so as to draw attention to preserving the environment. Features include simple to set screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth in an energy-efficient mode. Through the "eco walk" function the user can count their steps with an in-built pedometer, calculating how much CO2 emissions have been reduced by walking as opposed to motor transport.