HTC Thunderbolt Wireless Charging Back Cover

In documents made available today from the FCC, it's been revealed that HTC has submitted a request to modify the back cover of the Thunderbolt to allow for wireless charging.  Bringing the convenience of this from an OEM could prove to be a great step in the right direction for HTC.  We already know LG plans on implementing this and with the Palm Pre approaching it's 2nd birthday, inductive charging is not something new or revolutionary but it's a budding technology in the smartphone arena that a lot of us would like to see take off.  Let's hope HTC finalizes this soon and gets it to the rest of its line of devices as well!

Source: FCC, thanks Emeterio!

There are 13 comments

paul1035 says:

Will this work with the Powermat charging pads?

beantown3308 says:

Looks like the door to the extended battery. If its a wireless charge, I hope it comes in the 1400-1600

dcviper says:

It's not the 2450mAh cover, it's a slightly enlarged cover to fit the inductive charging apparatus onto a standard sized battery. The extended battery cover is WAY bigger.

beantown3308 says:

I just hope it still slides into my leather case with ease...

Who? says:

Wireless charging in its current iteration is useless. You still have to have something plugged in. Who cares if you can just drop the phone on a pad that's plugged into the wall instead of quickly pushing in the prongs of a microusb cord? This is a gimmick and nothing more.

I agree, they should be investing the time, energy, and effort into making better batteries.

Kandy Murray says:

This would be great if your usb stopped working, as mine has. I have been trying to figure out what to do for the last week. My battery is working great, just need to charge it. I should be able to charge it using a power mat and this will save me from have to get another phone.


Pres 3rd birthday is coming up not second. old hardware and no plans on changing it.

this doesnt look as well implemented as the palm version though. adds to much bulk, and appearance wise doesnt cut it.

svargas05 says:

It was released 2009, It was 1 year old in 2010

NOW, it's going to be 2 years old in this year of 2011

Waste of time they should be investing the time, energy, and effort into making better batteries.

gdbjr says:

Maybe HTC should talk to apple. They seem to get great battery life out of the iPhone.

GoldLeader says:

I'd rather see them release the HTC Charging Dock, which was supposed to be out at launch.
Still waiting... :(

Jdyount says:

It does look like the implementation of this on the T-Bolt should be great. The metal lead just below the hole for the camera is where the charger has to connect to the battery. Nothing plugged into the USB port. This is how this technology should have been made all along. It dosen't look like it adds a whole lot of extra bulk like Powermat does.