Spec for Wireless Charging to Be Set Within 6 Months
The Wireless Power Consortium has indicated that it will have a standardized specification set for wireless power within the next six months. Wireless charging is used by devices such as the Palm Pre and Pixi with the Touchstone charger. It uses induction to transfer electricity from a mat to a properly equipped phone or other device. The device can be placed on or removed from the mat at will, without requiring users to plug and unplug them. Having a standard in place will make it easier for phone makers to develop products using the technology and ensure compatibility across a range of devices.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Apr 7, 2016
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
Apple Adopts Qi Wireless Charging, Teases AirPower Charge Mat
Sep 12, 2017
Apple today announced new iPhones that are for the first time capable of charging wirelessly. The company has adopted the Qi wireless charging standard for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
Alcatel Touts Pop Up and Pixi First Handsets
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Alcatel's handset roster grew by two with the Pop Up and Pixi First smartphones, which fill out the company's entry- and mid-level line-up. Pop Up: The Pop Up (pictured) is a mid-ranger that focuses on creating a fun user experience thanks to interchangeable rear shells.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
Oct 12, 2016
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
Dec 19, 2016
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
This does nothing for those of us that USE the phone... How can you use voice and data while this the phone on the mat?...
A little science: everyone knows that electricity and magnetism are almost the same thing, and it's fairly easy (thought ridiculo...
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Nikola dreamed of having Giant towers that would broadcast electricity... Now we are doing everything possible to make this a viable option 120 years later.
touchstone and powermat really arent wireless charging..
car charger would be nice!
it' hard to plug in and charge while driving.
I was thinking that too, as long as they do those non slip tray thingie things. Side benefit is it would be way safer then trying to plug in when driving.