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Smartphone battery dead? UK startup launches world's first charge rental service

John E Dunn | May 19, 2014
Tiny British startup SaveSquared has launched a service it believes can cure the affliction of smartphones and tablets that run out of power while out and about - power up the device by renting a portable recharger from a nearby shop.

Available on Android for now, the app that glues the whole idea together will be released in an iPhone version as soon as possible, the founders said. And that platform will probably be key for its success because iPhones and iPads turn out to be incompatible with many of the cheap chargers that are now flooding the market.

 

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