Sony has one solution – new, slim battery pack accessories designed to power either your smartphone or tablet.
The CP-F5 and CP-F10L, 5,000mAh and 10,000mAh are sleek and stylish, and pretty run-of-the-mill as far as battery packs are concerned. They will charge your device in less than two hours, and take about 7 hours to replenish using AC power. The CP-F5 will have one port, while the CP-F10L will have two for charging multiple devices.
But currently they’re only available in India, at Sony stores and other major electronics retailers. The CP-F5 will run about $42, while the CP-F10L will set you back around $72.
When the Android-based Aakash tablet was announced in 2011 it created a media buzz for its unheard of $50 price and promises that the Indian government would distribute millions to schools throughout the country.
After many delays and several iterations designed to fix poor quality hardware, the Aakash was finally released in India where more than 100,000 of the tablets are believed to be in use.
Now, the Indo-Asian News Service reports the Aakash has just completed a pilot project in North Carolina, with 100 units deployed in summer camps for poorer schoolchildren (mostly under age 10) to help them prepare for next year's studies. There are other projects [...]