Samsung Electro-Mechanics has created a fuel cell that sits alongside a hydrogen generator, utilising water as its means of power. Apparently, the water and metal react to produce hydrogen gas. This gas is then fed to the fuel cell which reacts with oxygen to produce power.
This is an advance on similar systems which require methanol to work. Souces say that the new cell could run a phone, at present, for 10 hours.
Vice President of the research centre, Oh Young-soo, said that, "...water-powered handsets are expected to hit the market by 2010. If the user uses the phone for four hours a day on average, they would have to change the hydrogen cartridge about every five days. Later handsets will be developed that don't need the hydrogen cartridges to be changed and would only need to be filled with water."
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