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

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



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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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: 2221; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

3. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 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: Mar 03, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

8. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 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: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 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: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 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: Aug 21, 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: Jun 26, 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.

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