The World's First Waterproof Solar Cell Phone by KDDI

KDDI announced the launching of "Solar Ketai (Solar Mobile)" this summer for their "au" cell phone line.

We've heard about it for years, but finally the solar powered cell phone is coming true in Japan. And it will be the first waterproof model in the world featuring solar panel, durable for all weather, outdoor use and at the time of disaster.

Read on for details.
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According to Yomiuri Shimbun, KDDI is releasing the first solar powered cell phone in Japan "Solar Ketai" this summer.

The device is made by SHARP, carrying a compact solar panel which can charge up to 80% of the battery's capacity. Ten minutes exposure to direct sunlight will charge enough power for a one minute call, or two hours of standby time.

It will also be the first waterproof model in the world for a solar powered cell phone. The price is expected to be somewhere between 40,000 yen to 60,000 yen (about 400-600 USD). To be released in June, 2009.

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