The SpareOne is noted to be a dual band GSM mobile phone runs on one AA battery which provides up to 10 hours of talk time. It comes dressed in two colors namely, white and a combination of red and black. This handset can apparently maintain its charge for up to 15 years if kept in an unused condition, something unthinkable for feature-laden phones with batteries that last only a few days.
The phone will be mostly reserved for emergencies and allows the user to pre-program important phone numbers for easy access to visitor, travel and emergency services. The SpareOne is also able to automatically transmit its location via its mobile ID, plus has a built-in torch. There’s an always-on 911 feature that works whether or not a SIM is in the phone. Future versions may include SIM cards or work with a copy of your own card in case you lose your phone.
The SpareOne mobile phone is set to retail from the first quarter of this year for a price of $50. It will be available online at Power-Skin.com and SpareOnePhone.com. Different variants of the device would be shipped to the U.S., Europe and Asia with WCDMA frequency options for select regions. Stay tuned for more.