Virgin Atlantic and cafes to offer wireless charging facilities for Lumia 920

Nokia to introduce wireless charging plates to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafés
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Nokia has partnered with a number of companies to bring wireless charging facilities to their customers.

The newly announced Lumia 920 features built-in wireless charging, as does the Lumia 820, which was also unveiled at the New York event a short while ago.

Nokia will introduce integrated wireless charging plates into The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafés in select major metropolitan cities across the United States.

"With Nokia wireless charging access points located in its chain of coffee houses, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf can provide technology that will offer total convenience and simplicity to its consumers," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Smart Devices, Nokia. "The partnership highlights Nokia's commitment to making wireless charging as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi is today."

Nokia wireless charging plates will also be introduced in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow later this year. Nokia and Virgin Atlantic also plan to expand wireless charging to the JFK Clubhouse at a later date.

Chris Rossi, senior vice president, Virgin Atlantic North America said: "Our Upper Class passengers choose Virgin Atlantic because they understand that we aim to deliver a memorable experience every time that they fly with us. We constantly look for ways to enhance their overall experience through partnering with companies such as Nokia to let them experience new technologies in our clubhouses. Our passengers will be able to wirelessly charge their phone while catching up on email, sipping a cocktail or enjoying a massage in our clubhouse spa!"

We're sure many more companies will be announcing their partnership with Nokia over the coming weeks.

Wireless charging is a great addition to any smartphone, and definitely caught the attention of us folk at PCR. Who wants to bet on Apple announcing something similar with its next gen iPhone on September 12th?

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