Tuesday, March 20, 2007

HTW Electronics S116 Solar Cellphone: Talk All Day Unless It's Cloudy

After talking all night with your Bluetooth pillow phone, now you can talk all day with this HTW Electronics S116 solar cellphone. So far it's just a vaporware presentation that rolled out at CeBIT last week, but if it runs out of battery power, it promises to give you 20 to 25 minutes more talkies if you leave it sitting in the sun for 40 minutes. It'll even charge up with the light of a mere five candles.
If it ever comes into existence, its makers say it will have pretty much standard complement of features along with that external surface covered with solar film, including a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 320x240 display. HTW says the phone ships in China next month; we'll believe it when we see it.

Apollo for Mobile phones

Here is the quote: “Future releases will add PDF and improved AJAX support; the first version also works with HTML, JavaScript, Flash and Flex. This release is focused on Macintosh desktops and Windows PCs, and Polanco said the next release will work with Linux and mobile devices. Apollo is expected to be generally available by the end of the year.(Luis Polanco, senior product manager for Apollo)”. Just as a reminder that Apollo uses the same WebKit for the HTML engine as Nokia for the S60 Browser.