Walking 20km To Charge Your Mobile Phone?
Leo Blanco over at The Mobile Technology Weblog writes about a village in India where about 40 people have to walk 20km just to get some place with electricity in order to charge their phones!
For these people, their mobile phone truly is their lifeline. Without electricity or much other infrastructure in this village, the mobile phone connects them with the outside world. You can be that long battery life is at the top of these villagers wish list for mobile phones!
I wonder if my colleagues at Nokia are working on something to address this need. Maybe something solar-powered for the summer months or something that can use your breathing to charge something. Who knows.