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Samsung and Apple to both embrace wireless charging in 2013?

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Samsung and Apple to both embrace wireless charging in 2013?
A report attributed to industry sources says that both Samsung and Apple will join with HTC, Nokia and LG in embracing wireless charging in 2013. The report says that Korean based Samsung will adopt the Qi wireless technology created by the Wireless Power Consortium for its next flagship Android phone. Set to be unveiled at a press event in New York City on March 14th, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be able to support Qi's standard for wireless charging according to a report, although it is unknown whether this will be a feature that will be already be in the phone, or if the phone's owners will have to buy a Qi-supported back cover with the technology embedded inside the plastic itself.

Nokia has already embraced wireless recharging

Nokia has already embraced wireless recharging

As for Apple, it is expected to go with its own internally developed wireless charging technology. It is uncertain whether the next version of the Apple iPhone will have this technology built in or if the phone's owners will have to purchase accessories that will attach to the device.

While other handset manufacturers like HTC, Nokia, Motorola, Sony and LG are already members of the Wireless Power Consortium, the expected success of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Samsung expects over 100 million to be sold in the first year), should help the Consortium become the standard for the industry beating out the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA).

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:25 1

1. Andrea (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Samsung DROID Charge was first

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:28 5

8. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Palm Pre was the first.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:52 3

10. amansingal14 (Posts: 277; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Charge had wireless charging?

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 17:29

18. Tsoliades (Posts: 185; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


No one remembers anyway, the Charge sucked lol

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 19:24 1

17. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


*facepalm*

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:37 2

2. Andrea (banned) (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


NEXUS 4

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:46

3. MartianMe (unregistered)


I don't know how this is wireless if you place it on a device that has a power cord?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:22 7

4. GoBears (Posts: 305; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


What do you expect it to magically pull electricity out of the cosmos? No wires plugged into phone=wireless. You know like your wireless router that has wires pugged into it.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:41

5. izim1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


He put a question mark at the end so I guess he was asking if he didn't know. he seems confused pretty much all around.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:30

9. Daftama (Posts: 546; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I think he was talking about if he could charger the device itself. Maybe be a portable as well hmmm other than that if a bear s**t in the forest than clean his a×$ with a fluffy white rabbit we just might see it..not a bad idea blutooth wireless charger hmm

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 14:24

14. jfuente11 (Posts: 28; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


A phone that can recharge through solar energy is what we can call wireless charging.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 21:42

16. Daftama (Posts: 546; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I wish that bear would hurry up....

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:46

6. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 947; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Wireless QI charging rocks. Every smartphone/phablet should have this capability...

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:00

7. SEULATER (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Funny shape and dosent look kinda nice

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:26

12. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


What's with the similar story following up on this one about wireless charging for the SGS IV and the iP5S with the header: "Bad Reporting Alert"?

That one just shows an error message...

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:28

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Oh... and now it's gone?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 17:25

15. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


It is the future of charging. I foresee a wireless future. And you thought Star Trek was just sci-fi BS. No friend, teleportation is real but only in its infancy.

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