Posts Tagged 'green'

Puma launches an eco friendly mobile

Who would have ever thought of that? Puma is launching their own mobile in partnership with Sagem.
They’re presenting it at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it actually has potential.

In todays world with its environmental concerns, the “Puma Phone” comes out in a time where people are looking to embrace any ‘green’ technology. Puma actually got that point where the main feature of the mobile is it charges up utilising the power of the sun.
It works with a large integrated solar cell charger which is on the back of the mobile, it also has a charge indicator which lets you know when you need to go fetch some sun!
Of course it has a couple of sport, fitness related apps, such as the pedometer, GPS tracker, compass, GPS bike speedo and stopwatch.
The audio player is quite handy too, since it tells you how many songs you’ll be able to listen to before you need to let your phone sunbath.

It’s more of a fun mobile, easy to use and maybe the pioneer for green mobiles. Only 45 days more to wait.

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There’s no stopping the Toyota Prius……literally!

It’s a good job the Toyota Prius is helping stall damage to the environment as there’s very little else it’s good at stopping right now, itself included!

It is estimated that Toyota officials have had to recall in excess of 270,000 of their 2010 Prius hybrids due to a fault with the cars antilock braking system. Whilst Toyota is the worlds largest car manufacturer, this second safety scare can’t be doing too much for their reputation, especially when they previously had to recall millions of their vehicles due to an accelerator fault.

Hopefully Toyota can get themselves back on track before the birth of baby Prius

It’s a baby……..Prius that is!

Toyota, the company that made “hybrid” a buzz word amongst the environmentally conscious unveiled the new FT-CH at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Whilst still just a concept, it is clear that the FT-CH which stands for Future Toyota Compact Hybrid is in essence just a smaller and cooler version of the Prius. Coming in at a massive 22 inches shorter than the current Prius, this car will be ideal for nipping around the city.

Design wise it’s taken inspiration from the “8-bit generation” harking back to the days of the Nintendo NES when the Mario Brothers were nothing more than pixilated blobs dancing around the screen. Very retro!

Toyota have said they aim to sell a million hybrids a year over the course of the first half of the decade, and with this little addition to the family in sight, I can’t see why they won’t.