Puma to Announce Solar Powered Phone Next Week

Aaron Jones

, Mobile

Puma just launched a teaser site for their solar powered sports-centric phone that will be announced next week. Its been known that Puma has been making plans for a branded phone with Sagem since October, but nothing about the phone has really been known until now. If you pull up the page source from Puma’s teaser site, you will find the following message:

Welcome to the PUMA PHONE website. The PUMA PHONE is a connected lifestyle device with sport and lifestyle functionalities such as PUMA Icon Messaging (Puma Language), Solarmeter (Solar Cell), Photo Sharing, GPS tracker, Bike Tracker, Run Tracker, Video Chat, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Music Turntable. It is also a connected handset that embraces the PUMA Community (PUMA on Facebook, PUMA on Twitter, PUMA on YouTube, PUMA on Flickr) and gives you access to the PUMA WORLD (Football, Motorsport, golf, sailing, running latest news), to PUMA Products and to specific PUMA Applications and Games.

In other words, here is a list of some specs the phone will feature:

  • It’ll be called the “PUMA PHONE”
  • As the PUMA brand implies, it’ll be aimed at sporty folks with a feature-set to match.
  • It has a solar cell built-in, presumably for charging the phone
  • GPS
  • Video Chat
  • Bike/Run tracking applications
  • Pedometer (Step counter)
  • Built-in stopwatch
  • A “Music Turntable”
  • Sports news app, IM app, and various other PUMA-branded apps which “give you access to the PUMA world”

You will notice Puma’s teaser site has a countdown widget that lets us know we’ll be able to see the phone in six days; we’ll just have to wait until then for any more info about the Puma Phone.

[ via MobileCrunch ]