If you're an outdoorsy type, you might never have to worry about your phone running out of juice again.
Samsung announced Wednesday its first solar-powered GSM mobile phone, the E1107, also known by the catchier name Crest Solar. The phone is a dual-band GSM (900MHz and 1800MHz) and can be charged anywhere the sun is shining.
The phone is about the same shape and size as most regular compact cell phones, but with one big difference: on the back it has a solar panel that's capable of providing enough juice for about 5 to 10 minutes of talk time for each hour of charging.
Of course, this depends on how sunny it is.… Read more
Less than a week after the Sony Ericsson Satio officially launched as the first 12-megapixel phone, Samsung has announced the equally specced Pixon 12 M8910.
According to Akihabara News, the M8910 will arrive in Europe in June. It will boast a resolution bump from the original 8-megapixel Samsung Pixon, which some users reckoned was basically an 8-megapixel Tocco.
The M8910 features a 3.1-inch AMOLED touch screen. Camera functions include touch-based focus, allowing you to tap on the screen to select what you want to focus on. Samsung describes a fast-saving feature, which is designed to allow you to take … Read more
There's a new Jitterbug in town, and it's called the Jitterbug J. Made by Samsung, the Jitterbug J is the successor to the original Jitterbug Dial, which if you'll recall was the phone we dubbed as friendly to seniors thanks to its easy-to-use controls and large backlit buttons.
Now it seems GreatCall, the company behind the Jitterbug, wants to expand its market to include everyone, not just the elderly. If you want a phone that looks and feels like a plain old telephone, no matter your age, then GreatCall is hoping the Jitterbug J will fit your … Read more
T-Mobile's newest prepaid phone would have fit in a couple of years ago, but we have to say that it looks a bit dated today. Indeed, the new Samsung SGH-T239 sports a signature slider design that we've seen many times before. The trim handset is fairly ordinary, but you can choose between gray and maroon models.
Its features include Bluetooth, text and multimedia messaging, a personal organizer, instant messaging, a VGA camera, a wireless Web browser, and a speakerphone. The T239 is $59.99