LG G2

Verizon wireless charging exclusive seems to stretch beyond U.S. borders.

It was a bit of a letdown to hear today that Verizon had locked up the exclusive on wireless charging with their own logo-laden LG G2, but luckily there's hope for the billions of people in this world not on Verizon. LG has confirmed with Pocket-Lint that the manufacturer will be making an accessory available to give wireless charging capabilities to the handset, at least in Europe.

Now this seems a little odd for Verizon to have a worldwide exclusive on wireless charging, but we have to at least give a small bit of credit to LG for making something else available. (Naturally, we would have preferred if LG didn't cave to such a crazy demand.) Unfortunately at this time LG was unwilling to confirm the pricing or release date of such accessory, even as the phone gets ready to go on sale next month.

Wireless charging being added with an external case is nothing new — Nokia most recently did it on the Lumia 925 — but it is far from the most elegant solution. The great part about wireless charging is not needing extra cables or cases to make it work, so requiring a case for it kind of defeats the purpose in our eyes.

Source: Pocket-Lint

 
There are 18 comments

i'm sick of the exclusive. everything in the US is exclusive

Gator352 says:

Exclusives are a crock of shit....

Animus_3.0 says:

LG is dead to me.

Statusnone says:

Yeah this phone isn't going to sell, at least with AT&T customers. The Note 3 and the iPhone 5S are going to dump all over LG and their "exclusives."

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return_0 says:

Lol okay, keep thinking that.

mcgowan398 says:

That phone looks better and better every time I see it. ✔✔-_-!

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HZD says:

Yeah the N4 still looks like a valid upgrade these days, nexus 4 all the way until n5 lands

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2jjordan12 says:

I really like the lg g2...I'm debating upgrading to this over the note 3....I never usw my spen anyways

Joshua Jordan

And also, we know nothing about the Galaxy Note 3...

DarkMx2000 says:

This exclusive crap is going to be the downfall of the US Market everyone is getting Exclusivity on just about anything AT&T being the biggest pain in the ass of them all.

I Don't think wireless charging is that thing everyone wants. Palm had the greatest wireless charging solution in the world and it didn't helped to sell phones.

But there are more than 0 people that want it. And there are people in this world not on Verizon.

RustyU says:

Maybe not everyone, but people do want it.

But nobody change the carrier to get exclusive wireless charging.

tall_geek says:

Why would LG even consider doing a world wide exclusive on wireless charging? That is just totally ridiculous, if they want a US exclusive fine but just because Verizon have it in America shouldn't stop LG selling it here in the UK or anywhere in the world for that matter. On a side note as Verizon is part owned by Vodafone that should mean Vodafone worldwide should be able to sell the wireless charging option to

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DataHawg says:

Congrats LG. You just lost some costumers who WILL have wireless charging on their next phone. It's important to me because I've worn out or broken 2 USB ports over the years. You already make a great charging puck so why not offer the feature on all G2's? Screw Verizon

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HZD says:

Well no g2 for me then, I have a nexus 4 and own two qi chargers.

Qi is a selling point for me and with the dubious button placement and no propper wireless charging and a swathe of LG junk software installed, I'll wait for the nexus 5 as the g2 does not offer anything better than the sgs3/4/Sony z.

Someone drop a LTE nexus 4 for Europe already !

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jaren parker says:

Thanks LG, YOU JUST SHATTERED ANY CHANCE OF ME AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE GETTING THE DEVICE I HAD MOST LOOKED FORWARD TO. FIRST OR WAS THE NON- REMOVABLE SDCARD , THEN THE FULLY INTERNAL BATTERY, NOW YOU ARE GIVING WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE FEATURES (WHICH AREN'T NEW TO BEGIN WITH)TO VERIZON . LAST TIME I CHECKED VERIZON WANT WORLD WIDE. Been waiting 4 months to get a proper upgrade, looks lik my search will continue