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cool. i need a new mxit phone.
currently using an old SE K700i.
Does this phone have gprs?
for only R300 it would be a dream to use for mxit and charge in the sun.
Wonder if they tested the phone properly in SA conditions.
It gets pretty hot in summer - even to the point that the plastic components inside may start to melt if it is left in the sun.
While such a device might be novel, I wonder about the practicalities of it. My current phone I only have to charge once every couple of days for an hour or so, so unless this phone manages to keep itself alive by ambient light only I fail to see the point. My guess is that you would have to manually charge a solar phone from time to time as well given the irregularity of sunlight.
Also considering how much power a phone takes, I have to say the "saving electricity" part is a load of crock.
Aye, I have had warped bank cards from the sun so I sure hope they got some tough plastic there.
You'll have a hard time running any java on this IMO. And as for trickle charging in the sun - that thing gets HOT. No GPRS AFAIK.
Don't think of charging it in the sun when it runs flat. I can see this being useful in the transkei where you can place it on your zinc roof next to the pumkin in the sun during the day.