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Samsung 'Blue Earth' Solar Powered Cell Phone


Samsung Blue Earth Solar Powered Cell PhoneSamsung Electronics, has unveiled their new environmentally friendly "Blue Earth" cell phone. It will be a full touchscreen phone with a solar panel on the back for charging the phone. The "Blue Earth" will be made from recycled plastic called PCM (which is made from recycled water bottles), will come in post-consumer recycled packaging and will have a low power eco-friendly charger for those cloudy days.

The phone will also sport other neat eco features, such as "Eco Walk", which uses a built-in pedometer to count your steps and calculate how much CO2 emmissions you have saved by walking rather than driving. You can also put the phone in "Eco Mode" which changes setting to save power. "Blue Earth will be available in the second half of 2009.