New Nokia phone to have solar-charging screen?

New Nokia phone to have solar-charging screen?
There was interesting report out this week on Nokia and its new partner WYSIPS.

WYSIPS is developing solar-charging surfaces that are aimed at smaller devices such as smartphones.

The solar charging supportive screen is integrated into the screen of a phone and extends battery life up to 20 percent, a huge jump for a relatively inexpensive addition to the device.

WMP says the "technology works by placing a membrane composed of semi-cylindrical lenses between the screen itself and the device. Phones can be charged by natural light, but also artificial light as found in offices."

The first Nokia devices to feature the tech could hit the market in the Fall.

A video with better explanation:



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Feb 2013 17:39

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  • 3 comments
  • A5J4DX

    cool

    16.2.2013 23:13 #1

  • elbald90

    definitely a well needed addition to most smartphones

    17.2.2013 04:39 #2

  • bobiroc

    Now that is innovation needed in the cellphone industry. Of course since my phone is often in my pocket it doesn't help me much but if I had this I may be inclined to keep it where it can charge in the light.

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