Mobile batteries - the weakest link?

According to a report by the US-based Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, mobile phone batteries are in trouble. Despite new battery technology resulting in the forthcoming adoption of Silver Zinc and Hydrogen Fuel Cell solutions that many believe will replace Lithium Ion in the future, the report declares that battery capacity has only increased by 4% over the past three years which falls way short of the related increases in power hungry features continually being adopted by a variety of new mobiles, according to the Businesswire website.


Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, commented, "Strategy Analytics predicts a 4.8% per year reduction in the Average Time Between Charges (ATBC) in cellphones between now and 2015. Much of this is due to the growing penetration of features like web browsing, navigation and social networking. Speed-charging solutions using ultra-capacitors will not increase the total energy stored in cellphone batteries, but may ease the pain associated with having to recharge more often."


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