One of the many exciting happenings slated to take place in 2009 is Hewlett-Packard‘s rebranding of the innovative Sonata battery as a more efficient, more environmentally power option for many of their lap-tops. HP is citing the benefits of the Sonata upgrade as the ability to be charged faster(80 percent of capacity in 30 minutes), and durability in the form of 1,000 charges(standard laptop batteries hover in the 300 charge range).
This development obviously had the manufacturer of the Sonata elated. Boston-Power founder Christina Lampe-Onnerud recently participated in a Q&A with TechNewsWorld and spoke a little more in-depth regarding the technology behind her companies new battery, as well as her excitement on teaming up
“We have been blessed with quite a bit of interest. [December's] announcement, though, is about HP and how thrilled we are to go to market with the No. 1 PC vendor in the world.”
-Christine Lampe-Onnerud, Boston-Power(Founder)-
Of note is that it doesn’t appear that their deal with Hewlett-Packard is exclusive. If the Sonata does in fact live up to all the hype, don’t be surprised to see other companies following in the footsteps of HP.
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