Uganda Telecomhas launched the country’s first solar powered cellphone. Dubbed“Kasana,” the phone is designed to harness the East African sun for asustainable recharge after an initially charging from a conventional ACsocket.
Uganda Telecom has signed a deal with ZTEand agreed that the company is the only mobile operator in Uganda todeal in solar-powered cellphones. The company claims that the launchwill help the people of Uganda, as they won’t have to depend on gridpower to stay connected.
The solar handset is manufacturedfrom recycled materials and has a built-in solar panel, which generatesenough energy from an hour of exposure to the sun to keep the phonegoing for 12 hours.
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