2013 Toyota Avalon the first car to include Qi induction charging for your Nexus 4 or Lumia
posted by Michael H. / Dec 20, 2012, 11:47 AM
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.
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Leaving the iPhone in the cold ^_^ #teamandroid
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 12:04 PM 9
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posted on Dec 20, 2012, 12:31 PM 6
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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 Dec 20, 2012, 1:21 PM 6
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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 Dec 20, 2012, 12:47 PM 4
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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 Dec 20, 2012, 3:18 PM 2
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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 Dec 20, 2012, 8:31 PM 1
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