BARCELONA, Spain--Umeox's new Apollo smartphone laughs in the face of low battery life. Well, it does as long as you don't take it to a place where it's perpetually overcast. The newly announced Android handset has its own built-in solar charger, to keep it juiced with the sun's rays as you go through the day.
Not heard of Umeox? That might not be surprising: The Chinese firm tends to sell its phones through operators around the world rather than under its own name. That's likely to be the plan with the Apollo, so expect it … Read more