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.
Oct 15, 2018
Palm, a California company that purchased the rights to the Palm brand from TCL, today launched a new device it calls an ultra-mobile product that "syncs with your smartphone to keep you connected but not consumed." The idea is to allow people to access their vital apps when needed, but keep them from staring at their screen all day — particularly when they are out and about.
Oct 25, 2018
Verizon Wireless today shared launch details concerning the new Palm companion device. Verizon says the small smartphone will be available online and in stores starting November 2.
Sep 13, 2018
A year after Apple announced the AirPower wireless charging pad, signs of the device have largely vanished from its web site. The company first teased the charging solution in September 2017 when it debuted the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X.
Apr 4, 2019
Palm has updated its tiny Android phone to operate as its own standalone smartphone. It was originally introduced as a companion device that required a "full" smartphone to share a phone number and sync with.
Aug 16, 2018
Google today said that it partnered with GN Hearing to create an open specification meant to stream audio to hearing aids. The published spec is called Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Bluetooth Low Energy Connection-Oriented Channels.
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.