The production process aside, the Samsung ‘Blue Earth’ is a solar-powered cell phone and made from PCM recycled plastic from drink bottles.
While the obvious main attraction here is the eco friendly materials and the fact that you wouldn’t necessarily be needing conventional electricity, it can also help you keep track of your CO2 offsets and displays how many trees you possibly saved.
Blue Earth will debut on the Mobile World Congress 2009 on the 16th of February. A launch date is unknown but it is expected to be sometime in the last half of 2009.
This should give us some time to save up!
The new device — designed to emulate a flat, rounded pebble — features a solar panel located on the back of the phone. Absent the real world specs, Samsung says that the panel generates “enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.” The Blue Earth phone also comes with a 5 star energy efficient
charger which operates on less than 0.03W of electricity while in standby.