Nokia video teases wireless charging for Lumia devices


Nokia has posted this video to its YouTube channel which teases wireless charging for its upcoming Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices. The video shows a female dealing with a huge mess of tangled cables, including Firewire 800 and UK plug. It then ends with the date 05.09.2012, which is tomorrow's Nokia Windows Phone event. The video doesn't come as a surprise as images have surfaced that show Nokia's wireless charging pad, as well as photos of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones which Nokia is likely to reveal at tomorrow's event with Microsoft.

Another two videos were also posted earlier today, one shows the same woman walking down the street with a review of shoes appearing beside her, while the other shows her picking the shoes up at a store. Both videos are likely to be a hint at Nokia's City Lens app which came out of beta a few days ago. City Lens is an augmented reality application which allows users to find new things to do in their city, such as hotels, shopping, and transport. It uses a combination of the compass, camera, and accelerometer to give the best results possible. The app is also deeply integrated with Nokia Maps, which gives users walking, driving, and public transport directions.

Source: Nokia YouTube Image: evleaks

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Kinect for Windows SDK to be updated October 8th

Next Story

Pirate Bay co-founder to be deported out of Cambodia

30 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

i love the look of these phones and will prob get one but how is this wireless charger going to be any easier than a plug in charger.. you still have a cord going to the wall and you have to balance the phone onto the charging mat. doesn't really sound wireless to me has you still have to connect the phone to something. atleast i can bump my phone and move my phone around when its actually plugged in charging.

Serious question: What's the advantage of it being wireless (phone to charger) when you still have it plugged (charger to outlet)?

grayscale said,
Serious question: What's the advantage of it being wireless (phone to charger) when you still have it plugged (charger to outlet)?

Think, trains/planes/buses,kitchen, if you place your phone on the fold down food tray on the train, it will charge, just use your imagination

2xSilverKnight said,
Wireless charging has been around for many years.
Well it's not officially invented since Apple hasn't stolen it and patented the technology yet.

ACTIONpack said,
What's the model name? Would like to have her as a wife if you know what I mean! ;-)
I don't think she'd be interested in you. Or any guy if you know what I mean.

Looking forward to the charging unit, but it still needs to be plugged in to a power source, It's just that you don't actually plug it in to the device, you put it down on the charger. That does not blow my mind for some reason. But cool I guess. It would be cooler if they actually had something to announce that hasn't been leaked already.

jimmyfal said,
Looking forward to the charging unit, but it still needs to be plugged in to a power source, It's just that you don't actually plug it in to the device, you put it down on the charger. That does not blow my mind for some reason. But cool I guess. It would be cooler if they actually had something to announce that hasn't been leaked already.

The only way they could do it without plugging in the charger itself was if it used batteries, which is probably possible, maybe. It'd add to the size of the charger itself though.

Is Nokia telling us you don't need to plug-in the wireless charing unit either? That would be revolutionary!

.Neo said,
Is Nokia telling us you don't need to plug-in the wireless charing unit either? That would be revolutionary!

Hahahaha
Nice try!

.Neo said,
Well, if not the video doesn't make much sense. In the end you're not dealing with any less cables.

From the leaked images it does indeed have a wire. So yeah, it is a bit misleading.

xstex said,
From the leaked images it does indeed have a wire. So yeah, it is a bit misleading.

Of course it's going to have a wire where else would it get its energy from? You still have to plug it in, which means you're dealing with different plugs when abroad (European mainland plug vs UK, US, etc.). The only thing that's easier is you don't have to plug/unplug the phone itself all the time. Dumb video.

.Neo said,

Of course it's going to have a wire where else would it get its energy from? You still have to plug it in, which means you're dealing with different plugs when abroad (European mainland plug vs UK, US, etc.). The only thing that's easier is you don't have to plug/unplug the phone itself all the time. Dumb video.

No, the video is referring to the amount of charging cables there are, instead of sifting through which one to use, you can just place and leave. Rumor has it that it will also support the standard meaning you can use any other standardized chargers

Active-X said,
I will buy 920 and dump my focus if City Lens work in Pakistan

Probably not but i'm still buying the 920 just to tout the 48 megapixel camera to my friends.