Nokia to push wireless charging by bundling free chargers with Lumia 930
Nokia has unveiled plans to push wireless charging heavily with the Lumia 930 launch. By this we mean the company will be bundling a free wireless charging accessory with each purchase. It’s a move we expected to see with future hardware since Microsoft joined the Wireless Power Consortium alongside Nokia and other companies.
The Lumia 930 has gone back to Nokia’s roots of including wireless charging inside the chassis itself, rather than requiring the consumer to purchase an optional case accessory. Conor Pierce, VP of Nokia UK & Ireland explained to a media briefing yesterday how the company was going to drive wireless charging, a more convenient option.
We expect the Lumia 930 to launch later this year.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
wireless charging case + charger costs 7-8k easily
now its within 30k
how is it forced if its a great feature
its like saying the 930 forces us to use the quad core cpu
But your call, each to their own ;)
Having owned a 920 with QI built in and now a 1020 with QI as an option (via a replaceable cover) I have to say that the best solution for me is the one for the 1020.
For starters, the 1020 is thinner and lighter than the 920. Also, we really only need to worry about wireless charging when we actually need it (which would be at bed time perhaps) so there isn't much point in having the technology built in when we don't need it all the time.
I'm very comfortable having to just snap on my wireless cover and then dropping my 1020 onto its charging plate at bed time each evening. This frees my 1020 from bulk during the day (apart from when I'm using my camera grip accessory). I've said it before and I will say it again, wireless charging should always be an option to the end user and not forced as part of the phones design. Nokia have the ideal solution already because most of the technology is already there so all we need is just the addition of a slim shell.
Because there's no reason to start this now when they had Qi since the 920. More, if they really wanted to push Qi, they wouldn't have stripped it from the 925 and 1020.