Green power and mobile phones

February 15, 2007

bike_charge.jpgEfforts by the mobile industry to save the planet do not end with support for biodiesel and windmills.

Here’s Motorola’s new idea in mobile phone charging: a bicycle dynamo. OK, it’s not so new. Bike power is about as old as Motorola itself (1928).

Yet Motorola thinks this could do well in emerging economies where a mobile phone is the only electronic device in some households. There must be a pretty big market in the Netherlands and Denmark, too, but Motorola should figure out a way to easily detach the holder or inadvertently create a market in stolen chargers. Watch video


A year later I contacted Motorola to find it this had come to market yet .

Their response was :

Thank you for contacting Motorola.

We do not have any information about this product being available in the near future. We would like to advise you to keep checking our web site for new products updates

For any further assistance or information please do not hesitate to contact us again, quoting your Customer Reference number. Should you need to contact our Contact Centre on 0871 641 2130 to discuss the matter further with one of our experienced customer service agents, please feel free to contact us anytime between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm. Monday to Friday.

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

Kind regards,

Motorola Mobile Devices Contact Centre (UK)

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