MWC 2010: Puma Phone unleashed

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puma phone press.jpgThe Puma Phone, designed to encourage an active lifestyle, has been revealed at MWC 2010.

The Sagem-built phone packs a solar panel onto its back for outdoor charging in the sunshine, a 2.8 inch touchscreen, GPS tracker, stopwatch, pedometer and a 3.2 megapixel camera. There’s also an FM tuner for marathon runs.

“Just as PUMA is unlike any other sportlifestyle company out there, the PUMA PHONE is unlike any mobile phone on the market,” said Jochen Zeitz, CEO of PUMA.  “We want to engage with our community in a way that is consistent with everything PUMA stands for. Blending together the influences of sport, lifestyle and fashion, the PUMA PHONE reflects the joy, spontaneity and individuality that the PUMA brand is known for.”

The Puma Phone will hit shops in April.

Here’s a list of key specs from the Puma Phone:

– Integrated solar cell, with charge indicator
– Touchscreen 2.8 inch thumbable screen with 240 x 320 QVGA resolution and TFT wide viewing angle
– Camera: 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and x6 zoom; Bluetooth photo sharing
– Video: VGA video call camera; full screen video playback, with video recording and streaming and progressive video download
– Music:  wide range of music formats with playlist support and FM radio
– Localisation: GPS, compass, geotagging, routing and mapping
– Sports: pedometer, GPS tracker and stopwatch
– Internet: Open internet browsing, with WAP Push
– Messaging: Mobile email client and mobile web mail notification; instant messaging; MMS and SMS
– HSPA and W-CDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM connectivity; Bluetooth; USB 2.0
– Talk time up to 5 hours with 350 hours stand-by time; video call time 140 minutes; music player time 24 hours; video player time 5 hours
– Tablet form factor; 115g weight and dimensions of 102mm x 56mm x 13mm

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Gerald Lynch