Puma, the brand name that is mostly heard associated with sport wears and gears, is now into mobile phone business. Puma has teamed up with Sagem Wireless to have created and announced the Puma Phone at Mobile World Congress.
The Puma Phone looks pretty similar to thePalm Pre but without the slider. It comes equipped with a solar panel that makes it great to be rechargeable anywhere as long as sunlight is available. The phone allows 2 hours of music playback or sending of 30 messages after it’s got charged under “medium sunlight” for an hour. A full charge will give you 5 hours of talk time, 350 hours of standby and 24 hours of music playback.
The Puma Phone features a 2.8 inch screen which is rather small but Puma claims the UI is “thumbable” that ensures a single-handed operation. The phone also includes a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS with tracking and Geo-tagging capabilities, Blueotooth, Pedometer, 3D Accelerometer, stopwatch and cycle tracker. Apparently it’s a phone aimed for geeks with intensive outdoor sports activities.
The Puma Phone also comes with built-in FM radio, which can pull live sports feed from Puma World and mCommerce. It’s also loaded with an app that allows the users to customize and order new gears and things from Puma online shop. The music player on this Puma Phone also adds little fun, showing a software vinyl player when the music plays, allowing the users to Virtual Scratch the tunes. It’s due in April and should be priced around the £250 (about $394 USD).