Nokia Taking Different Path to Wireless Charging
Nokia researchers are working to develop a way for phones to charge by capturing ambient radio waves. Radio waves are emitted by all sorts of electronics, and Nokia's research is focused on a way to harvest this energy as it hits the phone's battery. Using technology similar to RFID, Nokia is converting the electromagnetic energy into an actual electrical current. Nokia can currently "harvest" 3 to 5 milliwatts of power, but says 50 milliwatts is needed to charge a phone that is powered off. Nokia has not indicated if or when this technology would be mature enough to use in end-user devices.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
HMD Global Trots Out the Nokia 130, an Entry-Level Feature Phone
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 130, a bar-style handset that runs the Series 30+ platform with basic connectivity apps and a handful of simple games. The handset has a 1.8-inch screen, number pad, 1,020mAh battery, Bluetooth, music player, FM radio, and headphone jack.
Innovative New Wireless Antenna is Dramatically Smaller
Researchers at Northeastern University have demonstrated a new type of radio antenna that operates in the frequencies used for some cellular networks and Wi-Fi, but is up to 100 times smaller than current antenna designs. The new antenna can be manufactured on a single chip approximately 1mm across.
So the phone emits radio waves, and absorbs them to charge.... is this like that perpetual motion thing that creates it's own energy?...
Nokia I love you from the beginning.