Will Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X get wireless charging?

Nokia has made a big deal about the wireless charging support that its Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones will have. Now, a new report claims that a version of HTC's Windows Phone 8X will also have wireless charging hardware.

The Verge reports, via unnamed sources, that Verizon will have the exclusive in the US on the wireless charging variant of the HTC device. The support will be built into the handset's case, according to the report, and it won't cause this version to be any thicker than normal. The Verge has a solid history of getting this content correct, so we have no reason to second guess it here. 

The report adds that Verizon will officially announce this new version of the Windows Phone 8X in the near future, along with pricing plans. The report does not state anything about what accessories, such as charging pads or speakers, will be sold that will support this new HTC version.

The report also does not go into detail on what wireless charging hardware standard the phone will use. Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 devices use the Qi standard, which is supported by Microsoft and other hardware and software companies. It's possible that if the HTC Windows Phone 8X has the same standard, it could also use the same charging pads as the Lumia smartphones.

Source: The Verge | Image via HTC

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jasonon said,
how come there is no 920 on verizon?!

Its an AT&T exclusive, they probably paid a lot to keep it that way just like they did with the iPhone.

Great step forward. I was one of the idiots suckered into the Thunderbolt, so I've been very much questionable about HTC's reliability and customer care. This time, I will wait a few weeks.

Zagadka said,
I've been very much questionable about HTC's reliability and customer care. This time, I will wait a few weeks.

Same. HTC left Incredible owners in the dust.

Love, LOVE this! As a VZW customer, I can't wait, and as a general cell phone customer - I am so happy that Nokia and HTC are driving this forward. It is crazy we still have to plug in to charge.

BigBoy said,
Love, LOVE this! As a VZW customer, I can't wait, and as a general cell phone customer - I am so happy that Nokia and HTC are driving this forward. It is crazy we still have to plug in to charge.

I prefer to be plugged in with wire. I can still hold my phone unlike wireless charging that has to be placed on a charge mat.

david said,

I prefer to be plugged in with wire. I can still hold my phone unlike wireless charging that has to be placed on a charge mat.

I am sure you can still charge via an outlet this is just another option.