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HTC ThunderBolt's back cover for wireless charging now visiting the FCC

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HTC ThunderBolt's back cover for wireless charging now visiting the FCC
The FCC received a visit from the back cover of the HTC ThunderBolt. You might think that the whole phone had already received FCC approval and you would be right-except for the fact that HTC is planning on revising the handset's cover to allow for wireless charging.

As we reported, LG has introduced a wireless charging pad that is expected to be available for its current smartphone lineup, and of course the Pre has been able to charge without wires since its launch in 2009.  Texas Instruments recently introduced a power receiver chip 80% smaller than the previous chip. The smaller size should make it easier for manufacturers to design wireless charging into their cell phone designs.

So far there is no word on pricing or a launch date for the HTC ThunderBolt's wireless charging package.

source: FCC, WirelessGoodness via AndroidCentral

The revised back cover for the HTC ThunderBolt  has just visited the FCC

The revised back cover for the HTC ThunderBolt has just visited the FCC






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posted on 14 May 2011, 00:40 3

1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya... i honestly dont understand how the pre had this two years ago... and apple nor htc nor motorola can do this by now... r u kidding me...

posted on 14 May 2011, 04:47 3

2. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Its just another one of those inovative technologies that never took off.

posted on 14 May 2011, 07:54 1

3. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


Really no point in keeping your Pre charged anyway....with or without battery, it was just as useless! HA

posted on 14 May 2011, 08:02

4. damien (unregistered)


this will make it bulkier. it's already a brick to carry.

ppl losing chargers a lot and this is not helping to sell a sh...load of wired chargers. apple also famous for giving you free accessories right? Hahaha....

btw, my htc tbolt had no headset in it for $249. every phone I ever had included one. got one from evilbay for 6 bucks. cheapo company, crappy battery life, i won't buy another htc.

posted on 14 May 2011, 09:34 1

5. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


What phones have you gotten that came with a headset? The only one I think I've ever had that came with earbuds was a blackberry 3 years ago. You got a pair for 6 bucks so why are you complaining anyway? It has a 3.5 mm headphone jack aka universal. This is hands down the greatest phophone I have ever owned and I've had my fair share of phones.

posted on 14 May 2011, 10:47 1

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Blackberries and iPhones come with headsets. I'd hardly call the thunderbolt the greatest phone ever.

posted on 14 May 2011, 13:32 1

8. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


as jcoberg said below, I'd much rather have a 32gb micro SD card than cheap, crappy sounding, uncomfortable earbuds any day of the week. Also, I said it's the best phone I've ever had and its an opinion, not a fact. I didn't call it the greatest phone ever.

posted on 14 May 2011, 11:56 2

7. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


pick a different soap box to stand on because your $6 grip doesn't mean anything. they included a 32GB memory card ($100) and did it cheaper than their nearest competitor Apple iphone 32GB. It is called priorities. what sounds better FREE 3.5mm Ear Buds!!!!! or FREE 32GB MicroSD Memory card!!!!

posted on 15 May 2011, 08:47

11. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


I would rather have the ear buds, my iPhone happens to have a hard drive built in. I just don't see the need for the Micro-SD card.

posted on 16 May 2011, 08:18

15. Rich (unregistered)


doesnt every phone have a hard drive built in?

and what will u do if you need a bigger hard drive? have the geniuses install one for you?

might as well just pop a larger SD card in.


ear buds... LOL are they still those crappy white ones that hurt my ears?

posted on 14 May 2011, 16:03

10. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


so lets make a big clunky phone EVEN bulkier.. NO THANKS. i will stick to having a cord.

posted on 16 May 2011, 08:18

14. zee112 (unregistered)


The TB is not that big relative to it's screen size, the Droid Charge is bigger. But the TB is heavy for a phone.

posted on 15 May 2011, 09:54

12. caboarder (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jun 2010)


Does extend battery mean that the battery will be a higher capacity? I must say I love my Thunderbolt. The battery is not great but I just keep it on the charger when I am in the car or at my desk. It would be great if I didn't have to plug it in every time just set it down.

posted on 16 May 2011, 08:20

16. Rich (unregistered)


i totally agree. and i love my TB. im gonna root mine soon and use set CPU to control the cpu for the time its in sleep mode. a buddy of mine did that and now his TB lasts all day with heavy use and still has around 30% when he goes to bed.

i completely suggest doing that if you are able to. I do not trust myself so i am going to bring it to him.

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