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In addition to a flurry of new smartphones, LG also introduced its latest innovation in wireless charging this week in Barcelona. The WCD-800, a cradle that supports both vertical and horizontal charging, is the company's latest inductive solution, and nearly doubles the charging space of the previous model, the WCP-700. Resting your phone vertically will allow for quick phone calls and text messages, while charging the device horizontally will allow for multimedia playback and unobstructed views of video and photos.

LG says that by using magnetically-produced electric currents, the WCD-800 is as effective and efficient as typical wired chargers. It'll be compatable with all of LG's recently released devices as well as any device compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard. You'll be able to get your hands on one here in the States sometime in the first half of the year. LG's full presser can be found after the break.


LG’S NEW WIRELESS CHARGER  
EMBODIES INNOVATION IN DESIGN
 
Introduced at MWC 2012, LG’s Cradle-Shaped Wireless Charger Maximizes 
User Convenience with Larger Charging Area and More Flexibility 
 
BARCELONA, Feb. 29, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its newest advanced
wireless charger, WCD-800, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. The WCD-800 is 
designed in the shape of a cradle to allow to the phone to be positioned vertically to 
make video calls and send text messages or horizontally to view TV programs and HD 
movies while charging.  
 
“As smartphones become the defacto medium for consuming multimedia content and 
communicating, it is not unusual to find oneself having to recharge a phone a couple 
times a day,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile 
Communications Company. “It only made sense to turn that charging time into a positive user experience by making the smartphone useful while sitting in the cradle.” 
 
LG’s newest charger also eliminates the inconvenience of the cable that must be 
plugged into the smartphone when recharging. With the WCD-800, charging is accomplished by simply placing the phone on the deck of the 75.8mm wide cradle. The charging area is double the size of LG’s previous wireless charger, the WCP-700.  
 
Using electromagnetic induction, the WCD-800 relies on electric currents produced by 
the magnetic fields of the electric coils located under the charger. Despite its unrivaled 
convenience, the WCD-800 exhibits efficiency and effectiveness equivalent to that of 
conventional wired chargers. 
 
LG’s wireless charger is compatible with all devices compliant with the Wireless Power 
Consortium (WPC) ’s Qi standard, the global standard for wireless power.  
 
The WCD-800 will be introduced first in Korea followed by North America in the first 
half of the year. 
 
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About LG Electronics, Inc.  
 
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2011 global sales of KRW 54.3 trillion (USD 49 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more information, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.  
 
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company 
 
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile 
computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
 
There are 8 comments

mr nruz says:

anyone know if they have something for the gs2. i need one so my bunnies will stop chewing my usb cables. they already killed 3 of them (btw their potty trained)

vicw926a4 says:

I tried for a lame joke here. Didn't work. Can't delete, apparently.

dakidd says:

Ha mine ate my graphics wired mouse last week...also potty trained

jimijames says:

Finally, someone is copying Palms touchstone charging and exhibition mode! Definitely, something I miss from the old Pre.

mrbanks says:

Damn that LG model is fine. The Female lol

ehiggins says:

Is she potty trained like the bunnies?

Mikey47 says:

I haven't been over to precentral yet, but i know there is an article there by Derek whining that webOS had this first. There are also at least 10 comments that will say HP should sue...

DrDoppio says:

Nevermind the whiners. Plague to whichever company started this suing business. We consumers are paying for the lawyers to get fatter...