Nokia today announced the availability of a new portable solar charger in Kenya aimed at helping Kenyans without regular access to electricity. Nokia charger will be retailing at KES1250. The charger will be available in limited quantities during the pilot period.
The dimensions are 165mm x 237mm with a long cable and 2mm Nokia plug interface. Weighs 93 grams and according to Nokia one minute of charging, consumers will be able to get approximately two minutes of talk time.
The solar charger is most efficient when used in direct sunlight where the average charging time for full charge on a 1000mAh battery would be under four hours. However, the solar panel can also be used behind a glass window, but is less efficient in these conditions.
The DC-40 solar charger will be available in Kenya at selected Nokia Premium Partner outlets across the country.