In India ¾ of the total population are using mobile phones to communicate. It has been cross approx 20 million mobile phone subscriber or more. But many are in from rural areas where electricity problem is quite common from ages so there is no power for them to charge mobile phones, but having a lots of sun rays.
Keeping this in mind, after Samsung, now Vodafone is going to launch a solar-powered handset. This launch is likely to enable more people in rural India to go mobile and thus increase penetration from the current 20 percent, said by Marten Pieters, Vodafone Essar chief executive. An electronic charger with FM radio and powerful torch will boost its opening and sales.
The VF 247 Solar Powered phone
– Available in stores from next month onwards
– At a price of 1,500 rupees ($32).
– It takes eight hours of direct sunlight to be fully charged
– It gives 200 standby hours and 240 minutes of talk time.