Mobile phone giant Nokia last week became the first mobile manufacturer to launch a system designed to help its customers save energy, by alerting when their phone battery is full after charging.
The Nokia 1200, 1208 and 1650 will be the first models to feature text alerts that will automatically remind users to turn off their chargers when the phone's battery has been fully replenished.
The feature - which was first reported by BusinessGreen last year - will be rolled out across Nokia's product range in the future, the firm said. According to research from the Energy Saving Trust mobile phone chargers left on unnecessarily are costing UK consumers £47m a year and resulting in 250,000 tonnes of unnecessary carbon emissions.
Nokia appears to be trying to take a lead on energy saving initiatives after its newest chargers were given an Energy Star label by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it announced aims to reduce charger electricity consumption by 50 percent by 2010.
"Ultimately we would like our users to be able to reduce their footprint by utilising the functionalities found on Nokia devices rather than using many separate devices such as cameras and MP3 players," added Nokia's director of environmental affairs, Markus Terho. "The new energy saving charger alert is part of this ongoing strategy."
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