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Nokia launches bicycle powered mobile-charger

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Nokia mobile charger using cycleNokia brings us a step closer to environment friendly lifestyle with its latest initiative. One of the world's largest mobile maker has brought a solution to the countries with errand electricity supply. The new invention is a bicycle mobile charger introduced. This invention is also aimed to catch on with the developed European countries where cycling is a part of the lifestyle used to travel to office, and also to market for shopping.

Nokia's spokesman Leo McKay commented saying "In cities for instance, where bicycles are probably the most common means of transportation, the supply of free, environmentally friendly power is pretty much limitless."

The charging kit uses a dynamo powered by the wheels of the cycle. The dynamo is a small electric generator; this generator makes use of the movement of the wheels to charge the mobile. To charge a handset the cyclist would require to maintain a steady speed of 6km/hr, disclosed Nokia. However the charging times will vary according to the speed of the cyclist. But a cyclist completing a 10 minute journey at 6mph will produce enough power for 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby time.

The good news is that the charger can be used to charge any Nokia phone with a 2mm wide charger jack.

The charging kit comes complete with a holder to keep the phone safely with the bicycle while it is being re-charged.

The mobile will go on sale at a price of 15 euros, at the end of the year 2010. They will be available at selected retailers and online at Nokia and at Nokia branded stores.
At the same time the Nokia has also launched four new handsets aimed at developing countries. These handsets boost of a six-week standby time.

This invention is also aimed to catch on with the developed European countries where cycling is a part of the lifestyle used to travel to office, and also to market for shopping.

Nokia's spokesman Leo McKay commented saying "In cities like Amsterdam for instance, where bicycles are probably the most common means of transportation, the supply of free, environmentally friendly power is pretty much limitless."

The charging kit uses a dynamo powered by the wheels of the cycle. The dynamo is a small electric generator; this generator makes use of the movement of the wheels to charge the mobile. To charge a handset the cyclist would require to maintain a steady speed of 6km/hr, disclosed Nokia. However the charging times will vary according to the speed of the cyclist. But a cyclist completing a 10 minute journey at 6mph will produce enough power for 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby time.
The good news is that the charger can be used to charge any Nokia phone with a 2mm wide charger jack.

The charging kit comes complete with a holder to keep the phone safely with the bicycle while it is being re-charged.

The mobile will go on sale at a price of 15 euros, at the end of the year 2010. They will be available at selected retailers and online at Nokia and at Nokia branded stores.
At the same time the Nokia has also launched four new handsets aimed at developing countries. These handsets boost of a six-week standby time.

Source- Techtring.com

 

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