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Device will sell globally starting in undeveloped countries

Nokia has debuted a new device for these users that connects to a bicycle and charges a mobile phone. The Nokia charger uses a dynamo that is powered by the spinning of the bike wheels. Nokia claims that the rider will need to maintain about 4 mph forward speeds to charge the device.

Being from Nokia, it might come as a surprise that the charger will work with any handset that uses a 2mm charging jack.

"Bicycles are the most widespread means of transport in many markets around the world, so this is just one more benefit to be gained from an activity people are already doing," said Alex Lambeek, Nokia vice president in a statement."

The charging device promises to produce enough power for about 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours on standby if the rider travels at 6 mph for at least ten minutes. The charger also comes with a handlebar mount holder to secure the phone while charging.

The charging kit will launch globally by the end of 2010 and the cost will vary depending on where it sells. Nokia will offer the charger in Kenya to start with at a price of about 15 euros.





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