If you like the idea of wireless charging, you might be interested to learn that according to a report from Digitimes, it seems that Intel is interested in bringing the wireless charging feature to their smartphones in 2013. This standard of wireless charging has reportedly been approved by the Wireless Power Consortium as the Qi standard and is expected to draw its source of power from Intel-powered ultrabooks. This coupled with the required software and transmitter is said to be able to charge phones from a distance without having to be placed in a specific position and is also said to consume low power.

As a quick recap, Intel recently released Intel-based smartphones this year. Granted they are a bit late to the Android game what with Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments having already released Android devices, so it will be interesting to see if this wireless charging feature using ultrabooks will be one of the ways for Intel to gain an upperhand. However it should be noted that Digitimes has a hit and miss record when it comes to these rumors, so perhaps taking them with a grain of salt for now might be a good idea.

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