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[MS/EG] TAG Heuer Launches Luxury Phone With Perpetual Power Reserve. (VIDEO)

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http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/04/tag-heuer-solar-panel-display/?ncid=rss_truncated

http://tech.uk.msn.com/news/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=260266393
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Tag Heuer has launched a new version of its Meridiist luxury phone, created in collaboration with Atelier Haute Commincation and Sunpartner Technologies.

The Meridiist Infinite features Wysips Crystal Technology behind its screen that allows it to charge using solar power, which is a similar idea to a device Alcatel presented earlier this year.Tag Heuer claims to be the first company to bring the tech to market and it is slightly different from the Alcatel solar-powered smartphone that isn't planned for release until 2015.

The Wysips Crystal technology is a transparent photovoltaic component that is invisible to the naked eye but features a thin layer of cells whichautomatically charge when exposed to light and subsequently power the battery.

Edited by frickfrock999 - 4/4/14 at 7:35am
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Kinda puny for a modern phone, but neat technology used.
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what a piece of crap
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I didn't know 240p screens were still manufactured? tongue.gif
    
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what a piece of crap

@ $7,000, people will be flashing that around when getting out of their expensive sportscar.
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I didn't know 240p screens were still manufactured? tongue.gif

Again, @ $7,000, you need to pay for something that the average phone doesn't have...
If it has to be a nearly extinct screen, so be it biggrin.gif

//

Meh, I don't care for the design...so 2004...
But I guess there should be 1900 ppl to get those for the kicks and then stash in a drawer or - why not - a collection behind some glass.
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Not everyone spend there time playing games or surf web on phone. all they need is not thinking about battery. Specially people who makes enough money to buy it.
 
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lol gonna go dig up my old Nokia 2600 and strap a solar panel to it...
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Not everyone spend there time playing games or surf web on phone. all they need is not thinking about battery. Specially people who makes enough money to buy it.

If you make enough money.... the actual functionality matter more.

Battery life can be resolved by... additional batteries, external solar panels, or chargers....


How many people do you know leave their phones in the sun long enough to charge anything worthwhile?
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If you make enough money.... the actual functionality matter more.

Battery life can be resolved by... additional batteries, external solar panels, or chargers....


How many people do you know leave their phones in the sun long enough to charge anything worthwhile?
How much power do you need to make calls?
Business people do not want to think about
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additional batteries, external solar panels, or chargers....
they have other thinks to think about. All you need is call and text, email.
And there is no information on sun requirement. Office day light lamp may be good enough and you will not put phone in pocket if you have call or text every 15-30 min.
 
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How much power do you need to make calls?
Business people do not want to think about
they have other thinks to think about. All you need is call and text, email.
And there is no information on sun requirement. Office day light lamp may be good enough and you will not put phone in pocket if you have call or text every 15-30 min.

1) Business people 10 years might have only needed call, text, and email. But this is 2014 where business need access to web-based or client-server applications.
2) Business people do not want to think about instantly having enough power with batteries.... so they want to think about the slowly charging phones in light?
3) If in office, why bother charging with light? What is powering the lamp... electricity though an outlet?

Think about this.... wall charging can provide 2.5-5w while 2"x3" solar panel can do 0.2w. That is 12-25 times slower!

A standard phone fully charges in 1-2 hrs.... how much impact will a 0.2w source provide? Now at what costs in design, performance, and price?
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