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Friday, October 2, 2009

Nokia joins Wireless Power Consortium


HONG KONG – 30 September, 2009 – The Wireless Power Consortium (the Consortium) announced today that Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, has joined the Consortium.

"As the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer and leader in mobile telecommunications, Nokia brings a new dimension to the Consortium. This significantly expands the potential market traction of the Qi wireless charging standard," said Menno Treffers, Chairman, Wireless Power Consortium,

“Wireless charging technology carries significant potential to enhance consumer experience of battery charging,” said Markku Verkama, Director, Devices R&D, Nokia. “Consumers expect ease of use and general compatibility of mobile devices. By joining the Wireless Power Consortium, Nokia continues to support the open standards approach that aims to meet these consumer expectations. Wireless Power Consortium is the first serious effort by the leading companies to harmonize the wireless charging technologies.”

Mr. Treffers said consumer research commissioned by the Consortium indicated that a universal standard in wireless power charging ranked within the top 20 percent of consumer lifestyle demands and that more than 80 percent of consumers surveyed saw wireless power as something they would use with virtually all of their electronic devices every time they charge them . The Consortium’s Qi universal standard pioneers the interoperability needed for easy, convenient wireless power charging everywhere.


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