HTC Windows Phone 8X Wireless Charging Confirmed By Verizon
It seems like Nokia is not the only manufacturer in the market to support wireless charging, as others are also trying to follow in the company’s footsteps. Per reports, Verizon, after a host of rumors, has finally confirmed that its version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X will arrive with support for wireless charging.
HTC unveiled the first Windows Phone 8X in September, with the smartphone featuring the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, a matchless design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio, and powerful camera capabilities.
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Now, per Verizon, exclusive to the company, 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.”
It is believed that HTC's 8X Verizon variant will include Qi wireless charging, which will make it compatible with a host of docks and accessories. The blog post from Verizon, as mentioned earlier, has already confirmed that wireless charging will be possible for the HTC 8X.
However, there is a catch. According to a Pocketnow report, as far as a comparison is concerned with Nokia Lumia 920’s wireless charger, “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.”
It is important to note that this feature is exclusive to Verizon and will be available for pre-order from Nov. 9. Moreover, pre-orders for the HTC 8X and Lumia 822 on Verizon will begin at 1AM ET on Nov. 9, with the 8X priced at $199 and the 822 at $99. Both devices will be available on two-year contracts.
However, HTC 8X could still be one of the best smartphones available via Verizon as the official blog states that for the first time “HTC is introducing a 2.1MP, f/2.0 aperture 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that captures up to four people at once. It also supports 1080p video capture for quality live action. Also, seamless integration with Microsoft’s Skype means that users can video chat with friends and family.”