Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nokia: the Sun Can't Charge Your Phone

Posted by Soulskill  

from the well-what-am-i-going-to-do-with-this-93M-mile-cord dept.
itwbennett writes"Nokia's research into solar-powered cell phones ended with a (barely audible) thud. Under the best of conditions researchers were able 'to harvest enough energy to keep the phone on standby mode but with a very restricted amount of talk time,' Nokia wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. Not surprisingly, the prototype phone, which had a solar panel on the back cover, performed better in Kenya than in other testing locations, like southern Sweden and the Arctic Circle."

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