Developing countries are facing a challenge: Keeping their phones charged

Of all the challenges in the developing world, who would have thought one of them would be finding a place to plug in a smartphone? Nations like India, Nigeria and Bangladesh have an ever-increasing number of smartphone users, but often lack the power to keep devices charged. Phone owners have access to good internet connection, including 3G or better, despite the lack of energy. Indian networks in particular offer good connection in exchange for a small price. The issue remains in how to keep cell phones running when there’s limited energy resources. According to Bloomberg, “Five 60-watt lightbulbs, one TV,…

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