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Tech Solar powered phones

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by elena, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. elena

    elena New Member

    Read an interesting article today about the development of solar panels on phones. Forget the Powermat, or any other charger! Would be awesome if this actually came out [​IMG]
  2. Klues

    Klues New Member

    I think that would be cool, I mean, unless you live in a place with little sunlight - but then you're probably not using a cell phone way out there :)
  3. droid

    droid Junior Member

    Good for the power hungry phones
  4. Jasmine Cassie

    Jasmine Cassie New Member

    i remember the Sharp have already have the solar powered phones already, but i forgot the models. It is flip phone with white and pink color. If someone is interested in that, you can google it.
  5. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    In times to come electricity will come from all sorts of sources. Solar will be one. Buildings in northern climates will have panels that vibrate in winter-time when harsh winds blow their way. Those vibrations will create electricity for the building. Yes, I can see cell phones that are solar-powered.
  6. Stuntman

    Stuntman Full Member

    The problem I see is when I am not using my phone, it is in my holster. I cannot see a situation where I would leave my phone in a place where the sun is shining on it and is within a safe distance of me. If I'm at work, my desk is away from the window. If I'm at home, it is on the table beside me away from the window.
  7. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    Very valid point, Stuntman. Perhaps one way around it would be to leave batteries on a window sill, exposed to the sun. Thus they recharge themselves while you are moving around with the current battery inside your cell phone. Then, you put one of those batteries into your phone, and leave the previous one on the window sill.

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