Pedal as you go
Nokia has created a phone charger that charges your phone with free and eco-friendly energy when you cycle. This equipment consist of a charger, a dynamo and a stand to add to the bicycle. The mobile phone charges itself when the bicycle achieves between 6 and 50 km per hour speed.
Why it matters
Eco products that utilise our own expended energy are proving popular with bicycles powering everything from mobile phones to washing machines. As we look to exercise more and decrease our energy consumption will two brands from the telecomms and sporting sectors co-create to create truly integrated solutions?
The Telecommunications Service providers ‘A1’ and ‘Orange’ are offering free netbooks when signing a contract for internet services.
Google has launched a Gmail SMS service that allows people to send emails from their SMS-enabled phones with no need for an internet connection. Furthermore, Google isn’t charging for the service, so users only need to pay their usual mobile service fee. Gmail SMS is currently only available in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.