LG Qi-Enabled Android Phone to Arrive Soon (Video)

January 11, 2011, By Leo Xavier

LG might roll out the first phone that is Qi (pronounced “chee”) enabled in the very near future. If you are wondering what Qi is, the devices that are Qi enabled can be charged wirelessly.

Qi was introduced by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), consisting of around 70 companies including all popular handset makers like HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

It is expected that by 2011 end, all high budget Android phones will be Qi enabled. Simultaneously we would soon see Qi charging pads in hotels and airports.

Neither LG nor Verizon did mention any detailed specifications at the CES officially, related to an early version of the LG Revolution that supported Qi wireless charging. The device was demonstrated at the event.

Verizon would certainly appreciate the fact that one of their phones has Qi. Already charging pads are being made by Energizer with other possibilities coming soon. It was expected that LG would unveil the device at the CES and they delivered.

Most of the companies have now agreed to go with Qi as the international standard for interoperable wireless charging. But, it is uncertain when and where the phone will be put on sale. It is expected that LG or Verizon will make an official announcement soon. So stay tuned.

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