Vodafone Announces VF 247 Solar Powered Mobile in India

Written By Sam on 2 August 2010
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Vodafone has made a “green” impact by announcing the launch of its first solar powered handset in India. The phone will be shipped under the name VF 247 and is aimed mainly at the country’s mobile phone market in the rural areas. The solar powered handset is quite handy for potential users in villages, which often have absolutely no or limited Electric supply. They no longer need to depend on the electricity to charge their mobile phones as all they need is sunshine that is available in abundance.

According to Vodafone, the VF 247 charges automatically when exposed to ambient light. That is, it is even capable of charging in a room, under normal daylight, by means of a special inbuilt hardware and software called SunBoost. It takes about eight hours to fully charge the phone and will last for more than eight days. It will offer a talktime of about 4 hours.

With features like color screen, FM Radio, and a powerful torch light, Vodafone VF 247 is expected to be priced at around Rs.1500. The phones are expected to be available across India by the first week of the next month.

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