World’s First Waterproof Solar-Powered Cellphone

Waterproof Solar Mobile Phone

Sharp announces the ultimate cellphone for use outdoors.  It is the world’s first waterproof and solar-powered mobile phone.


AU (KDDI) and Sharp will soon propose in Japan a new mobile phone featuring a solar panel embedded in its lid that recharges your phone on the go. Leaving your phone in direct sunlight for up to 10 minutes will give up to 1 minute of communication or 2hrs on standby. It’s also waterproof.  No other specs were announced though we seriously doubt it’ll be a power-sucking feature- or smart-phone.

Scheduled for a June release this phone will be a great for people where electricity is scarce.

Via Akihabara News