When mobile phones are powered by fizzy drinks, will people communicate via speech bubbles?

Everyone knows soft drinks aren’t really good for them, but what if they were good for your phone? That’s the new premise being pushed out in a concept phone designed for Nokia.

The phone – which has a unique, almost test-tube-like appearance – takes the sugar found in fizzy drinks and generates electricity from it.

The phone concept takes drinks with sugar and turns the carbohydrates into energy.
The phone concept takes sugary drinks and turns the carbohydrates into energy.

“The concept is using bio battery to replace the traditional battery to create a pollution-free environment,” says designer Daizi Zheng. “By using bio battery as the power source of the phone, it only needs a pack of sugary drink and it generates water and oxygen while the battery dies out.”

Because the energy source is entirely disposable, the battery is completely biodegradable, making this a very earth-friendly mobile.

“Bio battery has the potential to operate three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries,” Zheng says, meaning you won’t be left solo without a charge.

Sadly, it’s still a concept, but give it enough time and it might just be a reason to give up that iPhone.

The mobile phone would work with any sugar-laden drink, not just Coke.