Solar-powered cellphone on the way

A Japanese cellphone provider plans to sell a waterproof, solar-powered handset later this year. The firm says it will be exclusive to Japan, but the technology appears to be particularly useful for some developing nations. Manufactured by Sharp, the device is set up so that solar power can recharge the battery to 80% of capacity. […]

Gadget Grand Prix

Who will win the office race -the digital camera, the mouse, the PDA, the remote control, the cell phone, or another handheld gadget? I believe this is another of those creative Samsung ads that goes viral about once a week. [via Bits and Pieces]

$50 netbook not such a bargain

AT&T is trialling sales of a netbook for just $49.99. But the catch is that buyers must subscribe to a two-year internet plan which may wipe out any savings. The deal is currently only available in Philadelphia and Atlanta but will be expanded if it’s a success. The lowest price machine offered is the Acer […]