Nokia unveils bicycle-powered charger for mobile phone

08:23, June 04, 2010      

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The world's largest mobile phone maker Nokia has unveiled a bicycle-powered charger for mobile phone, according to a statement released by the Finnish company on Thursday.

The bicycle charger kit consists of a charger and dynamo, as well as a holder to secure the phone to the bike. When the kit is installed, the dynamo -- a small electrical generator -- uses the movement of the wheels to charge the handset through the standard 2mm charging jack used in most Nokia mobile phones.

The kit will charge the phone when bicycle speed is between 6 kilometers and 50 kilometers per hour. A 10-minute journey at 10 kilometers per hour produces around 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby time.

According to Nokia, the bicycle-powered charger kit, to be priced at about 18 U.S. dollars, has been specially designed for markets in developing countries, where electricity supply is not stable while bicycle use is really widespread. However, it would be launched in European markets as well considering its environmental friendliness.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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