Verizon Confirms Wireless Charging For Its HTC Windows Phone 8X

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When it comes to wireless charging and Windows Phone 8, Nokia may the manufacturer in the spotlight, but it’s not the only game in town for users who are looking to simplify their lives with the convenience of wire-free charging. After some rumors in recent days suggested it could be a possibility, Verizon has gone ahead and confirmed that its version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X will ship with support for wireless charging.

Now, before you start getting too excited, this isn’t nearly as interesting as the free charging pads being given away with the already-super-cheap Nokia Lumia 920. Instead, these Verizon 8X models will have all the circuitry you’ll need to charge them wirelessly baked-in to the handset’s hardware, but Verizon won’t be including the essential charging pad. If you want to take advantage of this feature, you’ll have to track down a charger yourself, which could end up running you somewhere from $30-$50.

Does this sweeten Verizon’s 8X deal for you at all, or does it still pale in comparison to what AT&T’s doing with the 920?

Source: Verizon
Via: The Verge

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