Palm Pre Uses Wireless Charger

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on January 08, 2009

Yesterday I told you a little about Powermat, a company that specializes in wireless charging via electromagnetic induction, and which announced plans for products to come later this year. I first wrote about the company and the technology in June of 2007.

Well a big name in the wireless industry just got into the inductive charging business: Palm. The news is coming out of its press conference at CES in Las Vegas that its new device, the Palm Pre, will use wireless inductive charging. It will have a puck-shaped accessory called “touchstone” that will serve as a charger. I’ll be very interested to see whose technology Palm is using.

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eric

January 8, 2009 10:20 PM

Did you determine whose technology they are using?

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