By Bruce Eaton
Bringing innovation to the power source in the cellphone realm is the Motorola PVOT concept phone, by Andre Minoli. With a 125 x 125 dot matrix LCD and an “Eraser Shield” keypad, the real draw here is the handcrank form factor. By cranking the phone 25 times (at a God-knows-how-hard-to-do level) you recharge the included AA battery inside… which will yield one minute of power.
Being a concept item, this idea most likely will not make it into production, at least not in America (Americans cranking phones??). It is definitely a design for developing countries, somewhere where power outlets and polarized plugs are a thing of the future. Since it is a concept, there is no price, but you can assume that if you wave around enough bills, you might be able to score one from MOTO themselves.