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Nokia wants to cut your cords, gives boost to wireless charging

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Nokia wants to cut your cords, gives boost to wireless charging
One of the coolest announcements made by the Nokia executive team today was that the company will do all it can to boost the adoption of wireless charging. As a big part of this effort, Nokia will launch the Lumia 920 with built-in wireless charging capabilities, as well as a wireless charging back cover for the Lumia 820. For all this to work, though, the company will also offer a number of charging accessories, on which to actually place your handsets

Coming in fitting vibrant colors, the basic accessory here is the Charging Plate. Simply place your Lumia on top of it and you'll see the battery meter go up. Then there's the Fatboy pillow, which is like a... softer and more comfortable (for your Lumia) version of the Charging Plate. It doesn't seem to do anything that the Charging Plate doesn't, but well, it's always good to have choice.

If you'd like a different form-factor, though, you can go for the Nokia Charging Stand, which will keep your phone standing while charging it. Finally, there's the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker, which is a big speaker with the ability to charge your device.

But offering a bunch of accessories isn't all that Nokia is going to do in its quest to popularizing wireless charging. The company has signed deals with Virgin Atlantic and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in order to introduce this technology to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounges and cafes across the U.S.

For its wireless charging tech, Nokia is relying on the Qi standard. The Qi wireless charging standard is being supported by the World Power Consortium, which includes a number of carriers, component suppliers and electronic companies, including Nokia. If you'd like to know more about the Qi standard, feel free to check our detailed article on wireless charging.

source: Nokia

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:15

1. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

Ok. The Phones look worth a gander. So they better come with cases that can charge through. I'll never be one of those people who owns a high end phone and walks around with no case.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:35 1

3. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 189; Member since: 03 May 2012)

I think they said that even the back is almost impossible to scratch, so whats the point of the case, besides covering up the beautiful phone :P

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:54

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

good point last lumia800 pouch is way to thick and sticky to phone doesnt lets it go once its on next time they should also do some RND on thin layer pouch :P

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:29

2. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

I think still Wireless Charging is a gimmick....
my personal point of view i don't prefer it

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:03

6. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

''Nokia wants to curt your CORDS''
Think the other way.!! cords!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:08

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I don't see it wireless charging. you're putting the phone on top of the charge pad and the pad must be plug in even though it's still using less wires

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:32

8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

nokia is just amazing these days.. hope people will love them again like i love nokia forever!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:53

9. Raptor9142 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)

and where did the wire got removed?
Technically its the same, the difference is that u dont contact the wire with phone directly, instead u put the phone on a platform which can not be moved, also u wont be able to use the while its charging, coz if u wana use it u hve to pick it with dock which will be very irritating.

Thats only a new way of charging,
nothing is changed, but its a bit worse as u will hve troubles using phone while charging.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 21:40

10. bikingpadres (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

The only wireless charger that makes sense to me is the speaker because although you still have the cord for speaker you at least have your phone playing music wirelessly (Bluetooth?) which you got to admit is pretty cool

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