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Intel snubs Qi, goes with Alliance for Wireless Power

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Intel snubs Qi, goes with Alliance for Wireless Power
The Alliance for Wireless Power has won over a big name as chip maker Intel has decided to join the Alliance over Qi. In siding with the A4WP, Intel receives a seat on the board of the organization. The Alliance for Wireless Power has several big chip manufacturers on its side now, including Samsung, Qualcomm and Broadcom.

Intel likes the direction that the A4WP is taking toward near-field magnetic resonance technology which allows devices to be charged without touching a pad. Intel wants to further develop Wireless Charging Technology to allow a smartphone or tablet to automatically recharge when placed close to a laptop.

"Intel believes the A4WP specification, particularly the use of near-field magnetic resonance technology, can provide a compelling consumer experience and enable new usage models that make device charging almost automatic. In joining A4WP, we look forward to working alongside other member companies and contributing to standards that help fuel an ecosystem of innovative solutions capable of simultaneously charging a range of devices, from low-power accessories to smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks."-Intel



source: ZDNet via electronista

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posted on 23 Jun 2013, 00:18 2

1. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Big blow to Nokia and Microsoft.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 02:03 3

3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


They will adopt it when the time is right.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 02:50 1

4. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Hopefully

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 06:20 2

7. muhsen (Posts: 268; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


samsung galaxy s4 ,nexus 4 and optimus g pro also uses Qi....so its not just Nokia

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 16:28

13. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Yes, that is why they don't make phones with Qi built in anymore i.e Lumia 925 & 928.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 00:19 1

2. iamthatiam (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


the future

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 05:22 1

6. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


From what I'm seeing this type of Wireless charging is more flexible and easier, but, it looks like it will give you cancer with the whole "near field" charging. We'll see where QI Wireless Charging goes because Nokia have done a lot for it, can't quit now.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 06:20

8. muhsen (Posts: 268; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


samsung galaxy s4 ,nexus 4 and optimus g pro also uses Qi....so its not just Nokia

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 16:24

12. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Nokia have done A LOT of marketing for QI charging, including those Wireless charging stations in those cafés in america.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 10:22

9. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Intel is a big mover and brings influence withit. And with Qualcomm and Broadcom, these are the major chip producers.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 11:14

10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


I remember the days when Nokia actually had some weight in the phone industry. Oh how times have changed... Looks like Nokia will be #MakingTheSwitch.

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