“70% battery left”: 20 years after, Nokia 3310 found in drawer still on
The last thing Kevin Moody, a roofer from Ellesmere Port in the US expected to see when he opened his drawer was his old, rugged and abandoned Nokia 3310 mobile phone.
But the shock was not just about discovering a vintage phone, but that Moore was shocked that the phone was still on with 70 per cent battery power left. .
Switched on 20 years after
Moore had intended to clear out her man drawer looking for a key to the shed when he chanced on his old Nokia 3310 mobile phone.
The phone was still switched on and amazingly has 70 per cent battery remaining 20 years after.
Moore said he did not remember plugging the phone to charge and does not even own a Nokia 3310 charger.
Today, iPhones and Android devices have an average battery life of 72 hours and require plugging in all through the day to have enough power for a journey.
Nokia which still makes mobile phones have branched into renewable energy but does not make phones with durable batteries like the 3310.
One person commented: “
The Nokia 3310 battery is like perpetual motion. It shouldn’t exist, but it does. One Nokia 3310 can power a city for all time.”
According to reports, the Nokia 3310 went out circulation due to threats and shady dealings from fossil fuel operators, as a battery that never ran out could destroy the fossil fuel industry.
Moody’s phone currently serves him well as both a texting device and a spare hammer for when he drops his at work.
List of unapproved phones in Nigerian markets that citizens should avoid, as NCC warns against their use
It was reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against the patronage and use of devices that have not been approved.
The commission also announced tough sanctions on marketers selling counterfeit devices to Nigerians.
NCC disclosed this in a statement after its team arrested one Yahaya Ado of Gezawa Communications Limited for selling counterfeit Gionee devices.