KDDI seeks battery alternative

12 Jul 2004

Japanese wireless operator KDDI has hooked up with Hitachi and Toshiba to investigate the possibilities of using methanol fuel cells, rather than the traditional lithium ion batteries, to run mobile phones. The trio believe that fuel cells, which need replenishing rather than recharging, could offer up to double the lifetime of a regular battery. KDDI hopes to be able to offer a commercial offering by 2007.

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