Hand-cranked Moto is a wind-up…

Green gadgets are coming thick and fast: we’ve already had the concept compostable phone, the DVD player made from biodegradable plastics and the beau

Green gadgets are coming thick and fast: we’ve already had the concept compostable phone, the DVD player made from biodegradable plastics and the beautiful Solio solar iPod charger. Now, hot on the heels of the Freeplay Devo, is this wind-up-powered Motorola phone.

The PVOT is the brainchild of designer Andre Minoli, and follows the same principle as the Devo: spin its arm (a lot), and it’ll charge up the internal AA battery without any need for a mains supply. How much is a lot? Well, from 25 turns you’ll get about one minute of talk-time.

On the spec front, all we know for sure is that it has a handsome design, complete with a 125x125 pixel display.  

It’s being touted as a ‘lower tier’ phone for developing countries, but could equally be the mobile choice for anyone of a green persuasion, or those in need of regular arm workouts.

Although there’s no news of the PVOT going into production, you can visit the designer’s site here. Wave your green flags with enough vigour, and Motorola might just take notice...