Philips wants you to talk forever

New mobile phone has a battery that lasts two months on standby.

SCI FI Tech

We're still waiting for Sony to hurry up and develop that sugar-powered battery for our mobile phones, but something like this might have to suffice in the meantime.

Philips is developing a handset for the Asian market that it says will provide 17 hours of talk time on a single charge and, on standby, will last for two months, according to SCI FI Tech. And it doesn't look like one of those one of those industrial-strength survival radios either.

The Xenium 9@9 has all the other usual appointments, including a color display, VGA camera, microSD card slot, and Bluetooth support. The only problem is that you won't be able to use dead batteries as an excuse for not calling back anymore.

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