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Mobile phone fuel cells coming in 2007

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Mobile phone fuel cells coming in 2007

A fuel cell technology that will offer a quick fix for dead or dying mobile phone batteries could be available in Japan by 2007, Japan’s two biggest mobile communications carriers said today at the Wireless Japan 2005 Expo.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC), which typically work by mixing methanol with air and water to produce electrical power, have for years been promoted as an alternative to lithium ion batteries used in notebook PCs and other portable electronics gear. DMFCs are useful because power can be instantly provided by inserting a fuel cartridge recharger, developers say.

Read the complete story. (Computerworld)