It’s always three cheers for renewable sources of energy, so a solar powered phone is indeed special. Guru E1107, the 11th model from Guru series from Samsung boasts a solar panel on its back for recharging the battery the solar way. We can charge it up in the normal method as well but every time a socket or electricity might not be just within our reach. Hence the availability of adequate sunlight may just come in handy.
An hour of solar charging, with the phone turned off can provide a talktime of about 5-10minutes, while it can get completely [solar]charged in a time span of 40 hrs. Other features include 1MB memory, 65K CSTN screen, dual GSM bands (900/1800MHz), MP3 ringtone, embedded games, FM radio, 1.52 inch screen, a flash light and a mobile tracker. This is priced at $59 [Rs.2,700]. Along with India, the handset will be available in Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America later this month.