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.
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.
Cricket Wireless Adds the Nokia Lumia 1320 to Portfolio
Cricket Wireless today announced the pending availability of the Nokia Lumia 1320. The device, which Nokia announced last year, has a 6-inch 720p display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
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.
Nokia Buys Australian RF Filter Company
Nokia today said it has acquired Mesaplexx, a company based in Australia that develops radio frequency (RF) filter technology. Nokia says Mesaplexx's technology will help it improve its Flexi-branded base stations.
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.