Samsung launches Solar Guru, world’s first solar powered phone [Update]

Samsung Solar Guru (Guru E1107)

 

UPDATE: Solar Guru will be known as Crest Solar in other regions. More pictures in the gallery.

Samsung surprised us today with the launch of an affordable solar powered mobile phone in India. We were banking on the Blue Earth phone but it’s the Solar Guru (Guru E1107) that will make its way first to the commercial market.

The phone won’t be looked upon for its features but rather for its solar charging prowess, which for 1 hour of solar charging can give around 5-10 minutes of talk time. It supports dual GSM bands (900/1800MHz) and includes a 1.52-inches 65K CSTN screen, FM Radio, MP3 ringtones, torch, Mobile Tracker, Fake Call and a 800mAh battery.

Apart from India, Solar Guru will also be launched in June in Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia and Latin America.

It will go for just Rs. 2,799 ($59).

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    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
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      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply
  • comments powered by Disqus
    • aman June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm

      Very good stuff.. Very good for Rural India

      Reply
    • Tooksara June 11, 2009, 7:54 am

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too short.

      Reply
    • ian June 12, 2009, 1:23 am

      I think, this is the begining to new tech phone. in fortune, maybe like mobile phone right now.

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm

      Samsung Guru Mobile really good …

      Reply
    • Ashok July 23, 2009, 8:45 pm

      I think 5-10 minutes of talk time per 1 hour charging is too Very short.

      Reply
    • Dhanush September 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

      Samsung E1107 Solar Mobile Phone at Just 1499/-
      Deap Cheapest Price at pricesbolo.com Offer valid for 1 week only
      Visit : http://www.pricesbolo.com

      Reply
    • Ron Wagner October 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

      Great idea for hikers. I would want a full smart phone though. I am planning on buying a larger solar charger to attach to my Blackberry and am radio.

      Reply
    • ankit November 21, 2009, 9:47 am

      it is bakwaas dey should hv given atleast basic multimedia functions ill prefer nokia 1200 over it

      Reply
    • Soledad July 6, 2010, 3:27 pm

      I think that although the loading time of the battery is too much for what we are used, is a first step. We also need to think of uses for these phones, and in what circumstances they can use. Of course it is ideal for an emergency in a remote location, no doubt.

      Reply