Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb may be coming next month

Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb may be coming next month
When Google first announced the Nexus 4, it also showed off the Wireless Charging Orb as well, which Matias Duarte seemed to have designed by repurposing his old work on the Palm Touchstone. The trouble was that there was no indication given on when the induction charging scan would be released. Well, word out of Sweden makes it look like the Orb may be coming next month.

The info comes from a product listing at Dustin Home, which says the Charging Orb will be available February 12th, 2013, and will cost 599 krona ($99). Of course, without official word from Google, this kind of listing doesn't mean a lot, and we're also really hoping that price tag is including the European price bump that comes on a lot of electronics. 

The timing on the listing is a bit strange though. The launch has already missed CES, February 12th would be two weeks before MWC, and 3 months before Google I/O. Google doesn't need to have a big conference in order to launch the Orb, but that is the way these things tend to go. 

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Months later, thousands of orders haven't been filled. The wireless charging orb is finally coming out. I'm gonna get it so I can wait for the phone to arrive...

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

It would really look cool if they place some ring kind of glow/lights circling that center plate. The current design looks meh.

3. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Maybe with a subtle glow it might look cool, but in a dark room when you're trying to get some sleep, maybe not.

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Not the bright lights, man. Just a little glow.

6. SleepingOz unregistered

I like the design but I agree with you, a blue glowing ring would be just perfect!

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

The price tag is not attracting at all. This charger will literally cost 1/3 of the price of the phone. Hope the price goes down or im will have to wait for some cheaper knockoff.

7. oski305

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

MEH I HOPE SO TOO BUT MOST LIKELY NOT. THEY'LL JUST MAKE THE FEATURE STANDARD ON THE NEXT TWO NEXUS PHONES AND HOPE THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH FOR US

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