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Nokia confirms Qi standard Wireless Charging in Lumia 920

The Lumia 920 was announced today at the Nokia Windows Phone 8 press conference in downtown Manhattan, New York. Among the specifications and features presented was wireless charging, which will please many who don't enjoy fiddling with USB cables.

This is a new feature to the Windows Phone platform that enables Lumia 920 owners to recharge their smartphone by simply resting it on top of a supported accessory. Nokia will be releasing its own charging units, including plastic mats and Fatboy pillow units.

Making use of the Qi standard, we'll likely see public charging stations / mats being used to top-up Windows Phones. Exciting times ahead. 

Check out our live blog and the Nokia feed for more details released today.

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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  • One of my most missed features of WebOS.
  • Ditto.
  • I wont use this all the time but I can def use this.
  • What I'd really like to see is wireless charging for the car. I'd love to have a charging station there. I'm always putting my Lumia 900 in my cup holder. I'd absolutely upgrade if all I had to do was place it in a location in my car and not have to plug in every time.
  • @Steve you mean something like this?  http://webos.org/2009/06/18/touchstone-car-charger-hacked-into-bmw/