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Hydrogen fuel cells coming to mobiles

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HindenburgAlthough history might have proven hydrogen as a slightly volatile fuel source, Bic, the reknown manufacturer of pens and razors, is going high-tech and developing lighter-sized hydrogen fuel cells that can hold up to 5 full charges. Due in 2010, they’ll work in conjunction with traditional batteries, acting as a backup when required. As is, they’ll be separate from the mobile proper and built into holsters, which is a default resting spot for a lot BlackBerry users. With 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS becoming commonplace features, battery life is at a premium; new technology like this can really raise a device’s overhead.