Nokia Launches Bike-Powered Phone Charger, Handset

HELSINKI (AP) — Want to talk more? Keep pedaling, says Nokia.

The world's largest mobile phone maker has launched four low-priced handsets and a recharger that can be connected to a bicycle's dynamo which charges when the wheels turn.

The bicycle charger kit and handsets — with a standby battery time of up to six weeks — are aimed at users with limited access to electricity, Nokia Corp. said.

The new devices, launched Thursday, will be available during the second half of the year. Their prices range between euro30 and euro45 ($36-$55).