Geez, we feel silly. LG just announced their solar-powered handset, after we reported last week about its prototype status.
Anyway, the eco-friendly mobile will indeed have a solar panel built into its battery cover, where it will harness the awesome power of the sun and turn it into harmless electricity to power your phone. Ten minutes in the sun will apparently provide three minutes of talktime, while leaving it in natural light for ‘long periods' will give the phone enough standby power without need for any other charging.
The phone is as yet nameless, but will be available at the end of the year in European markets.