Puma unveiled its brand new solar powered phone at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Though partnering with Sagem wouldn’t really make people run towards the phone, it has some pretty good features that might actually work well. The good-looking device has a solar panel at the rear to charge the batteries from the sun’s energy. More interesting is the way the phone utilizes this energy.
The Puma Phone lets you see the gains from solar energy; the extra minutes that you can talk for, the extra texts you can send, and the minutes the music player can be played, all solar of course. To encourage users towards using more of solar power, Puma will award points. Basically, the more you charge the device through the sun, the more points you receive. The points can then be spent at a Puma store.
Other features on the phone include a 2.8-inch QVGA TFT capacitive panel, 3.2 megapixel camera with 6x zoom, and front facing VGA camera. The phone weighs just 115 grams and will be available in April this year.