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http://www.gizmag.com/umeox-apollo-s...d-phone/17906/

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The company's latest offering announced this week at Mobile World Congress 2011 is due to hit stores later this year. Named after the Greek god of the sun, the Umeox Apollo sports a built-in solar panel on the back for keeping the phone running when you can’t get to an outlet – provided you can get to some sunlight, of course.
I was expecting something like this to be severely lacking in the aesthetics department.

It actually looks quite fetching, I'd pick one up if given the chance.
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I wouldn't, since it looks to be running a pre-2.0 version of Android.
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I wouldn't, since it looks to be running a pre-2.0 version of Android.
aaaaaaannnnnnnddddd thats what hacking is for.
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Now wait for the "You aren't holding it right, you have to move your hand from the backside to let the light through and you also have to tilt your head so that the solar array is pointing towards the sun."
 
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We have solar powered phones with backlit LCDs and cellular radios but we don't have solar powered eInk eBook readers?

Madness. If they can pull this off then Amazon should be able to produce a Kindle that recharges from the light you need to read the damn thing anyway.
    
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Cool idea

Now make it lunar powered

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Solar power only works if you leave stuff out in the sun (if u want any sorta results)

Im not leaving my phone on a bench/window still while it charges
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I wouldn't, since it looks to be running a pre-2.0 version of Android.
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aaaaaaannnnnnnddddd thats what hacking is for.
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cool idea, but i think instead of every device having its own little panel there might be solar recharge stations all throughout the cities and eventually the whole country, im pretty sure ive already seen them at CES or something, then again i could be totally wrong.
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too bad you can't make calls at night
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I'd rather get one of those flexible solar cell pads with a USB connector so I have the option of charging multiple devices.
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