MWC: Solar powered LG handset

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LG has followed Samsung in announcing a solar powered handset at the Mobile World Congress.

The as-yet-unnamed handset incorporates the solar cells into the battery cover and according to LG is part of the company’s aggressive green initiative.

“Using renewable solar energy in a mobile handset is an example of our ongoing efforts to help create a safer, cleaner environment for our customers,” said LG Mobile president Dr Skott Ahn, “LG continues to research and invest in creating products that not only provide a better experience for consumers, but also encourage an environmentally responsible lifestyle.”

The handset is scheduled for release at the end of 2009.

LG also said there would be further green products following the success of its HFB-500 Bluetooth solar car kit.

 

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