Sport Cat: Puma launching solar powered cell phone this week

Noah Kravitz
 from Oakland, CA
Published: February 13, 2010

You love their kicks, you love their track jackets, you kinda sorta maybe love their hoodies, and now Puma's hoping you're gonna love their phone. Yup. Athletic shoe and clothing maker Puma is gearing up to launch a cell phone this week at MWC, and it looks like it's gonna be a solar-powered phone at that.

Greg from MobileCrunch got the above photo from a tipster, and Puma's got a teaser site up that counts down to a Tuesday (in US time) launch with some folksy banjo music and animations. The device will focus on sports and sport-related community/social networking features, including built-in run/bike/walk applications and stopwatch, a solar cell (and, I'd assume, solar-rechargable battery), a music "Turntable" app, and a bunch of stuff to connect you to the PUMA Community. One can only imagine how crazy the PUMA Community must be.

According to MC, the phone will be made by Sagem, who has a history of making co-branded phones - most notably with Porsche.

[Via: MobileCrunch]