HTC ThunderBolt's back cover for wireless charging now visiting the FCC
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
1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; 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...
2. cheetah2k (Posts: 1026; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Its just another one of those inovative technologies that never took off.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
11. kcombs (Posts: 255; 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.