Battery Life Makes Livecasting Short Lived — Could Fuel Cells Help?
Many pioneering videobloggers including Robert Scoble, Jeff Jarvis, Steve Garfield and Sarah Meyers are using a Nokia mobile device to stream live video to the Web. Most upload to a Web sharing platform such as QIK and Flixwagon.
Some journalists are using the phones for news gathering.
Camera phones are great, but live video streaming only goes about 30 minutes, Sarah Meyers told me in this interview.
She says that the limitation of battery life is the biggest issue facing her as a livecaster.
Fuel Cells On the Horizon for Mobile Devices
I came across this cool video piece reported by CNET’s Michael Kanellos about advances with fuel cells which will power cell phones and cameras in a year or so. The image below is a prototype Samsung Black Pearl with fuel cell attached. One of these cells will surely keep Sarah going and going and going.
— Andy Plesser