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Motorola Patents Solar Cell Underneath Phone LCD

 - May 18, 2007
Charging gadgets is not only an inconvenience, it's a drain on our resources and environment. Various solar chargers have been around for a while now, but they're either bulky and awkward or too expensive to be practical. Luckily, there may be an improved option for getting off the grid and into the sun in the near future - Motorola was just awarded a sweet patent for putting a solar-cell underneath an LCD on a mobile device, allowing it to show a display and recharge simultaneously.