Verizon HTC 8X to have wireless charging
While Verizon is slated to offer the HTC 8X Windows Phone, the company may go a step further and add wireless charging to the 8X.
The variation will be similar to what we've seen with the Nokia Lumia 920 and will not add any bulk to the phone. Speculation has the wireless or contact charging feature being an exclusive to the U.S. market.
If this holds true, wireless charging will be an interesting option to help the 8X compete with the Lumia 920.
Source: The Verge (opens in new tab)
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Enough of the 8X deception here. For the month of November, the 822 will be the top Verizon WP8 phone. The 8X is a SLOPPY second. SD Card Slot? Gyroscope? Rear Camera Quailty? Long Lasting Batter? Removable Battery? The answer to ALL for the 8X is NO. Customers would be wise to say the same.
The Nokia 822 is a notch better. But not by much.
The good news is this form of low grade torture by VERIZON will only last for 30 days. The Sammy ATIV Odyssey will be in stock in time for Santa. MJF does not post anything to ZD Net without substantial confirmation (not sure how WP Central missed this). Also a good chance that the Nokia 922 will be out then and also a good chance that we may see both the 922 and ATIV for Black Friday.
I think that by January 1, 2013 - we will have much nicer things to day about Verizon and WP8. For now, just hanging out with my Trophy and (no so) patiently waiting for some high end devices to hit Big Red.
That said, were an ATIV S like device to hit Verizon this winter, I would take pause and very much consider it.
Weight or thickness or both?
I think, what HTC can do is add a shell like Lumia 820/822, etc in 8X and make it non-removable unlike 822,etc. So, that may help somewhat in avoiding increase in bulk. But I guess, they will make some more compromises elsewhere. We will see.
Oh agent p, you should be happy that where's my Perry is coming to windows phone 8. :-)
Also i hate HTC for copying Nokia.. this is very bad... why cant they think somethign original and stick to it. I hope Lumia 822 does better than 8X. Know it will not happen but i really hope for what HTC has done. 8S is original. I will support that and not 8X. I hope nokia sues HTC soon.
Looks like verizon is saying the same thing....
This might be enough for me to stick with them instead of jumping ship to AT&T
I just dont hope that "before Thanksgiving" does mean WEDNESDAY before.
i've been looking at the 822 and the 8x but the 822 has sd card slot for up to 32gb. if you watched the nokia launch joe bellflrie said they were putting in the basic for storage and leaving it up to the consumer to put in the amount of storage they want. but the 920 only has 32gbs built in no sd card slot. i was pissed. the 820 has an sd card slot, but handles up to a 32gb card. like the 822 has.
both me and my wife like the looks of both phones. but the 822 i think has the carl zueis lens like the 820,920 has, but i think were gonna settle for the 822 for know and hope that in 6 months when the at&t exclusive runs out hopfully verizon will get the 920, and i will pay full price for 1. but use the 822 till then.
are upgrading to wins 8 on you pc? i know i am i don't think the new phones will work on zune!
i love the idea of wireless charging nokia says they will have wireless charging everywhere. great idea, and i'll bet car manafactors will have wireless charging built in to all cars.
verizon releasing early 8th i guess?