Feeds

Philips AAA battery handset

Always have enough juice to talk

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Philips has created a handset that stops dead your excuse of “I couldn’t call because my phone’s battery died,” because its latest mobile phone accepts AAA batteries.

philips_battery

Philips' 9@9j has two power sources. Image from BlogoWogo

Dubbed with the curious name of 9@9j, the candybar handset has a standard lithium-ion battery inside and, should it run out of life, then the AAA battery, which slides into a slot at the bottom of the phone, kicks in to give the handset’s lithium-ion battery a little more juice.

The phone, which Philips paraded at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, was developed in conjunction with Israel-based battery specialist Techtium. It calls the 9@9j’s dual battery design Backupower and a company spokesman has told several online sources that the AAA battery will give the lithium-ion battery an additional three hours of talk time.

Philips’ 9@9j handset forms part of its Xenium handset trio, which are sold on their battery life credentials. For example, in 2005 the existing Xenium 9@9C clamshell handset made it into the Malaysian Book of Records for its ability to provide over eight hours of continuous talk time and 14 days in standby.

A release date or price for the Philips 9@9j hasn’t been given.

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.