Nokia has taken another step with the invention of wireless charging of mobile phones. The Nokia Research Centre in Cambridge, UK is trying to develop a new technology wherein mobile phones can harness the electrical current from ambient electromagnetic radiation emitted by WiFi transmitters, TV masts, and even a mobile phone’s antenna just to name a few. A Nokia phone would collect the
electromagnetic waves then use the collected energy to create electrical current which would then be used to recharge the phone’s battery.
It was reported that the company now has a prototype that can produce up to 5 milliwatts of power. Their target amount of power is 50 milliwatts – enough to recharge a phone during standby mode.
Nokia hopes to commercialize the product in three to five years.