GoSolarUSA President and CEO Tyson Rohde issued an official statement this week, acknowledging that sales of Apple’s iPhone are expected to generate huge demand for accessories, including the Volt Solar Charger.
Earlier this month, GSLO
announced that it had signed a profit participation agreement with Xiamen Solar Electronics (XSE), to provide the latter with development funding for the Volt Solar Charger
, an external battery pack that attaches to the iPhone and extends its battery life using a built-in solar panel.
The gadget is capable of harvesting solar energy to charge all versions of Apple’s iPhone, the company said.
Last, but not least, GSLO touts the gadget as being the only iPhone battery pack to include a “reception corrector”
, likely trying to capitalize on the iPhone 4’s alleged reception issues.
Now, GSLO acknowledges that, for the quarter ending in December, Apple reported sales of 16.24 million iPhones, which helped the Cupertino giant rack up $6 billion in profits.
It adds that the Verizon iPhone 4 announcement has prompted analysts to predict that Apple could reach as many as 19 million iPhone activations this quarter alone.
Citing these people, GSLO claims Apple is on track to sell “as many as 63 million of the industry-leading smartphones this year.”
“It’s fair to say that Apple blew away expectations for its last quarter, due in large measure to strong sales of the iPhone,” said GSLO President, Tyson Rohde.
“With the iPhone coming to the Verizon network, we’re quite confident that sales of the device will continue to grow. An unbelievable market is developing for iPhone accessories, and GoSolarUSA is poised to capitalize on it with the Volt Solar Charger,” Rhode added.
The Volt Solar Charger will ship with a USB cable, to be used “after sunset,” and it will be manufactured in red, black and white.
GSLO reveals in today’s report that “the Volt will soon go on sale bundled with a one-year warranty,” but fails to specify an estimated launch date at the very least.
The company also sells Yosion’s Peel 520 accessory
for iPod touch owners, which turns the portable media player into a smartphone, by adding telephony features.