Nokia Launches Portable Solar Charger in Kenya

Nokia has once again launched another piece of innovation called “Portable Solar Charger“. This ain’t new to the tech world but its great to see that a leading mobile manufacturer has made this thing comes to life.

Nokia DC-40 portable solar charger will be available in NAIROBI, Kenya. This is aimed to reach at least 80% of Kenyas whose experiencing shortage of electricity. When under direct sunlight, the Nokia DC-40 will take only 4 hours to charge a 1000mAh battery. This device will be sold at a price of KES1250 and will initially be available in limited numbers. Nokia is introducing solar chargers to test the effectiveness of solar charging as a substitute to mobile charging in Africa.

According to Nokia, Kenya and Nigeria provide the perfect opportunity for testing this solution, with recent World Bank reports indicating that only 16 and 51 percent of Kenyans and Nigerians respectively had regular access to electricity between 2007 and 2011.

“There are numerous advantages to this solution, including being able to service consumers outside of regular electricity supply, or those who need a quick charge on the go” says Bruce Howe, General Manager for Nokia East Africa. “However, perhaps the greatest benefit is the cost saving achieved by being able to harness the natural resource of the sun”.The DC-40 solar charger will be available in Kenya at selected Nokia Premium Partner outlets across the country.”

“Nokia prides itself on its ongoing sustainability programs to minimize power usage. This solar charger provides an extremely environmentally friendly solution that is free of CO2 emissions,”

Nokia Portable Solar Charger is thin-film panel, measuring 165mm x 237mm with a long cable and 2mm Nokia plug interface. Weighing only 93 grams, the solar charger is highly portable and with one minute of charging, you will be able to get approximately two minutes of talk time.

It is exemplary how Nokia truly fulfills its mission – Nokia, Connecting People. Despite of the huge competition amongst mobile manufacturer, others chose to focus only on what is currently in demand. But Nokia focuses on both – market demands and future innovation.  Nokia is a true leader in innovation.

Via Nokia Revolution

Source: CapitalFM


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