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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Phone Chargers
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:14:08 PM »
Heard this story today on NPR

Fuel cell phone chargers being introduced in Africa.

Upp – How it Works
 The Upp fuel cell takes hydrogen provided by the Upp fuel cartridge and combines it with air to produce clean electricity with water vapour as a by-product. Users simply need to connect the fuel cell to a replaceable fuel cartridge to experience instant energy for their devices. In addition to the fuel cartridge being replaceable, Intelligent Energy has adopted a socially responsible approach to fuel replenishment, by enabling the reuse of each cartridge multiple times.

Upp – Availability 
According to the GSMA, mobile phone subscriptions have risen to 475mn from 90mn in sub-Saharan Africa within the past seven years, and worldwide the number of subscriptions has passed 6.5bn. Launched at AfricaCom 2013, Upp is designed from the ground up to address the needs of global consumers who rely on their mobile devices for productivity, leisure and livelihood and will be initially rolled out in December 2013.

Upp App
Upp also comes with an app, which provides users with fuel prediction capability, personal usage statistics, FAQs and overall customer support. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (iOS 5 and higher) or from Google play for Android devices (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and higher).
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Phone Chargers
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 01:51:11 AM »
All I got from that is "ice cream sandwich" (drools).

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