HTC 8X wireless charging confirmed for Verizon

Verizon has finally come along and confirmed wireless charging will be coming to the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, after a few weeks of speculation. HTC will be using the Qi wireless charging standard, also used in the Lumia 820 and 920, exclusively in the Verizon 8X, meaning you won't get the feature if you buy it on AT&T or T-Mobile in the United States.

Exclusive to Verizon Wireless, the Windows Phone 8X features wireless charging support built right into the device. When placed on top of a charging pad, the Windows Phone 8X can easily and wirelessly charge without the need for wires and cables.

This means that both Windows Phone 8 devices detailed on Verizon - the aforementioned HTC 8X and the Lumia 822 - will include wireless charging support right out of the box, with the Samsung ATIV Odyssey yet to get any concrete details. Pre-orders for both the 8X ($199) and Lumia 822  ($99) begin at 1AM on November 9th, with availability slated for before Thanksgiving.

Via: WMPU
Source: Verizon

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I pre-ordered the 8X and it states the wireless charger is an accessory sold separately - but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Has anyone had any luck locating it and can point me in the right direction?

Has anyone considered making a belt holster that has a super huge battery and uses the wireless charging? Every time you put your phone away, it starts charging. That would be awesome..

http://www.cellularforless.com...ith-Rotating-Belt-Clip.html Something like this, but Qi would be awesome. Stick a -huge- battery in it, like 9000mAh(have seen cases for iPad that have this big of a battery). Then make the phone with a quarter of the size of its existing battery so you could drop the weight/size down on the phone considerably. If you've got enough talk/web time for 2 hours, should be fine. How many people keep their phone in their hand for more than 2 hours at a time? You'd just put it back on your belt when you are done and by the time you need it again, it'd be charged. Then charge the belt thingie once a week or so.

NXTwoThou said,
http://www.cellularforless.com...ith-Rotating-Belt-Clip.html Something like this, but Qi would be awesome. Stick a -huge- battery in it, like 9000mAh(have seen cases for iPad that have this big of a battery). Then make the phone with a quarter of the size of its existing battery so you could drop the weight/size down on the phone considerably. If you've got enough talk/web time for 2 hours, should be fine. How many people keep their phone in their hand for more than 2 hours at a time? You'd just put it back on your belt when you are done and by the time you need it again, it'd be charged. Then charge the belt thingie once a week or so.

Are there any Qi-standard charging stations that plug into PC USB ports? That would *really* be dead useful for smartphones (especially those that double as hotspots).

NXTwoThou said,
Has anyone considered making a belt holster that has a super huge battery and uses the wireless charging? Every time you put your phone away, it starts charging. That would be awesome..

I dont want some enormous battery radiating energy out for wireless charging that close to my reproductive organs.

After extensive plugging-in and unplugging of the charger on some phones the connector can get damaged, so this will kind off preserve the phone better I imagine.

Terry_X said,
whatever is wrong with sticking in a charging cable?...

Certainly, there's nothing wrong with charging cable. Wireless charge is just an option.

Terry_X said,
whatever is wrong with sticking in a charging cable?...

What's easier in the dark? Plopping the phone on a little pillow? Or fumbling around looking for a tiny slot to stick the end of a usb cable in? It's about convenience and there's nothing wrong with that.

Terry_X said,
whatever is wrong with sticking in a charging cable?...

this is what everyone says unless they've actually tried it. I had a palm pre two years ago and I still miss that feature.

I am Reid said,

this is what everyone says unless they've actually tried it. I had a palm pre two years ago and I still miss that feature.

Less wear and tear on the USB port is always welcome. No hunting down USB tables or untangling them either. Cheap USB cables damage ports and dont last as well.

Terry_X said,
whatever is wrong with sticking in a charging cable?...

What is wrong with another option? Does this additional feature stop you sticking a cable in? no..........