This whole thing sounds like a page taken from the Back to the Future movie, soliciting the aid of lightning to help get some power. Although not as much, Nokia seems to be on the heels of using lightning as a means of rendering power for mobile device needs. The only thing left though is would you know when lightning would strike?
Well a group of scientists seem to have done just that by channelling lightning-equivalent currents using a transformer. With about 200,000 volts surging (closely similar to how much a bolt of lightning would give), he said signal was transferred into another controlling transformer where it was able to charge a Nokia phone.
This research indicates that we may one day harness the power of a lightning strike for our own personal use. Consider the energy implications, which reach beyond cellphone charging: lightning is totally renewable, incredibly sustainable and readily available.