Solar-powered Puma Phone now in UAE

The 'active smartphone' from Puma and Sagem Wireless costs AED 2,099

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Solar-powered Puma Phone now in UAE The Puma Phone costs AED 2,099 in the UAE.
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By  Vineetha Menon Published  July 15, 2010

The Puma Phone, which was launched at the Mobile World Congress in February, has made its way to the United Arab Emirates.

Marketed as an 'active smartphone', the Puma Phone comes with a number of fitness extras including a pedometer, GPS tracker and stopwatch, and sports a Puma branded user interface.  

Beyond the fitness features, the smartphone includes a ‘spin and scratch' music player, a 3.2 megapixel camera, microSD expandable storage, video calling, internet, Bluetooth and solar charging capability, sporting its own integrated solar cell with a charge indicator.

"Just as PUMA is unlike any other sport-lifestyle 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 was first made available in Europe and through the Puma online store in April, before being released to other international markets like the Middle East.

It is now available for AED 2,099 at various local electronics retailers including Jumbo Electronics, Virgin Megastore and E-max in the UAE.

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