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

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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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)
Lumia 820
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  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
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9 Comments

1. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 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.

3. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 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

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

2. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

6. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

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

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

9. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

10. bikingpadres

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 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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