1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Before we knew Microsoft was going to phase out the Nokia name the rumored Lumia 1520 successor (1525) was supposedly going to feature a "solar charging panel" according to some internet rumor mills. Is this possible at all and if so, should we expect Microsoft to feature this in any future flagships in 2015?

    I really hope there was something to these rumors because if Microsoft could pull off a phone that's capable of using sunlight to charge its battery then they'll finally have a game changer. Everyone I've talked with about this (iOS and Android friends) drooled over the concept. If they could patent such a design to prevent Apple, Samsung etc from following suit, Windows Phone would finally have something capable of driving market share.
    09-27-2014 01:48 PM
  2. MDK22's Avatar
    or possibly a case maker utilizing existing technology !

    Problem is the amount of energy generated is directly proportional to surface area of collector panels. That would have been an inspired offshoot of the Dot View case.
    09-27-2014 03:46 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    That's a great idea, but I would be concerned about the potential heat problems considering that with a slay panel, people are probably going to be leaving the phone places like a car dash in direct sunlight.
    09-27-2014 03:52 PM

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