Nokia bringing wireless charging to Virgin, Coffee Bean
The handset maker announces partnerships to place wireless charging stations in coffee shops and airport lounges.
Nokia is taking wireless charging one step further.
Its newcomes with wireless charging using the , which is found in other products like some BlackBerry devices and third-party inductive chargers.
Nokia knows it isn't enough to integrate Qi, but that it also has to provide the ecosystem for people to use it. To that end, Nokia has partnered with Virgin Atlantic and the coffee chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to begin seeding wireless charging stations in airport lounges (London's executive lounge at first) and coffee shops.
In addition, Nokia is working with a multitude of wireless charging companies like FatBoy to advertise and offer in-home wireless charging accessories, including their own branded dock.