NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today its development of the SOLAR HYBRID (docomo STYLE series™ SH-08A), a solar-powered, waterproof mobile phone that will go on sale at all DOCOMO sales channels in Japan from September.
The SOLAR HYBRID can be recharged with sunlight as well as electricity. Even if the battery has completely lost its charge, just 10 minutes of solar recharging via a panel on the phone's body provides approximately one minute of talk time.
The handset comes with an 8-megapixel CCD camera that takes excellent photographs even dim lighting or when objects are moving.
The SOLAR HYBRID's waterproof body, resistant to water sprays from all directions and submergible to depths up to one meter (IPX5*/IPX7**), enables safe, carefree enjoyment of mobile communication and entertainment in the bath, kitchen, beach, rain or other environments where water is present.
The SOLAR HYBRID will be exhibited at the DOCOMO booth at Wireless Japan 2009, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from July 22 to 24.
*Water sprayed from 6.3 mm diameter nozzle from 2.5-3 meters (12.5 liters/min.) for 3 minutes.
Size: 109 x 50 x 17.3 mm
Weight 140 grams
Continuous Stand-by Time 540 hours (3G)
Continuous Video Calling Time 110 minutes
Main Display 3.0", full wide VGA; new mobile ASV LCD
Sub Display 0.8"; Organic EL; one color
External Memory Devices: microSD memory card (2 GB), mmicroSDHC memory card (16 GB)
Camera: 8.0 megapixels
Colors: Forest Green, Sea Blue, Shine White