While we’re all busy crying because we don’t have a 200-megapixel camera and our phones don’t support native access to the Hubble telescope, a company by the name of Digicel has gone and done something decent at MWC 2009 by announcing a phone for people who don’t have much access to electricity.
The Digicel Coral-200-Solar, as the name might suggest, is a handset with solar panels fitted, as you should be able to see in the miniscule image just over there to the right. I would have got you a bigger one but, er, well, I couldn’t. Not a lot of word on the specs but then I don’t suppose that’s the issue here.
Suffice to say, the screen looks pretty small and probably unable to play HD content which doubtless will be the deal breaker for all of those living in Sierra Leone. The handset will be available all over the world from most major networks as soon as Chinese parent company ZTE can knock them out.
More info (but not much)