Puma announced their first Puma phone. Manufactured by Sagem, the touchscreen device is naturally quite sports-oriented but it also offers a solar back panel for using solar energy as backup power source.Sagem and Puma who apparently just want a cell to be fun and somehow, we’re right there with them. The obviously-named Puma Phone launched today, and for a pretty basic handset, it was drawing some reasonably large crowds at the booth.
It’s quoted at a respectable 15 minutes of talk time or two hours of music playback for every hour in the sun, meaning you should theoretically be able to charge the phone even while blasting tunes (of course, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to battery claims, as always). It’s not going to replace your Pre, but the Puma set is definitely geared toward a youthful active market that focuses on sports and entertainment, and you’ve got to admit that it’s driven by a brand everybody recognizes.
It’s simple; sure it is at its most basic a feature phone; but all that aside, we just liked the experience of using it. We’re feeling that if the companies behind this thing align themselves with the right carrier when it launches in Europe this April.
The Puma phone by Sagem features a nice red UI to match the signature Puma logo (white on red) that runs on a 2.8-inch touchscreen display. A 3.2 megapixel camera and a GPS receiver rounds off the most notable specs on the device.