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2013 Toyota Avalon the first car to include Qi induction charging for your Nexus 4 or Lumia

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2013 Toyota Avalon the first car to include Qi induction charging for your Nexus 4 or Lumia
Induction charging (often mislabeled as "wireless charging") is one of those technologies that manufacturers are trying to push along, but the rollout is going somewhat slowly. But, now there is finally a car that includes Qi standard induction charging for your Nexus 4 or Lumia phone: the 2013 Toyota Avalon.

The Qi induction charging will be available as part of the 2013 Avalon's Limited and Hybrid Limited technology package, so it will bump up the price $1,750 and also include: radar cruise control, precollision system, and automatic high beams. So, if you're really looking for it, it'll end up costing you $40K for the Avalon Limited and $42K for the Avalon Hybrid Limited. 

There isn't a huge number of smartphones that include the Qi-standard induction charging, but if you have an HTC DROID DNA, LG Nexus 4, HTC Windows Phone 8X, or Nokia Lumia 920, the Avalon may interest you. Or you can just get a desktop charger for quite a bit less. It's really up to you.

source: CNET

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:04 9

1. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Leaving the iPhone in the cold ^_^ #teamandroid

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:31 6

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol fanboys

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:32 6

4. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Says the one with a Nokia avatar

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 13:21 6

6. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


doesnt make him a fanboy, just means he likes nokia

theres a difference between liking a certain company to been an overblown sad fanboy like yourself

your obsessed with the iphone and slating it and praising google and android to cult levels

you need help

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 13:33 3

7. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


What razor said. Fanboys blindly bash anything. I'd bash Nokia if it does wrong and praise others if they do good.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 13:45 5

9. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


I'm not blindly bashing. I recognize crap when I see crap, so ill call it out for being crap.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 22:15

12. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Your name does says you are a fandroid... androidisbaws? Oh i seee.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:18

2. nyuhsuk (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


If you have a compatible phone, this is just damn cool and convenient. And would keep people from friggin' textin'/sextin'/browsin'/pr0nin'/etc. while driving.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 12:47 4

5. ZayZay (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


2 things.
1. Thank you Toyota for making something for a phone that isn't an iPhone.
2. Follwing up to number 1 would be, they are smart because if they did make something iPhone related it would appeal to some but not all due to the charging dock changing between iPhones.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 13:43

8. aco96 (Posts: 207; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Those two and 808 are best phones of 2012 in my opinion :D

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 15:18 2

10. hypergreatthing (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


so why is it mislabeled wireless charging again? You're using magnetic fields to induce a current. Last time i checked it involved no wires.
Kind of qualifies for the term wireless charging.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 20:31 1

11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2681; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I believe the argument usually is that the charging pad has wires, so calling it "wireless charging" isn't really accurate. Either way, I personally think that "induction charging" not only is more accurate, but it sounds cooler.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 08:13

13. mydi.maus (unregistered)


hmmm thinking of buying toyota avalon to charge my phone

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