BARCELONA, Spain, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Newest Qi-enabled Mobile Phones, Tablets, Automotive Applications, Gaming Products, Furniture, and Fashion Accessories on Display
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) today announced it will demonstrate the newest Qi products and prototypes at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. Demos will be held February 27 through March 1 at WPC's booth - 1F62 in Hall 1 at the Fira Montjuïc Convention Center in Barcelona, Spain.
On display will be Qi-enabled smartphones and tablets, including the new Qi-enabled Motorola Droid 4 and Sharp SH-05D. Other demos will include a Qi-enabled handbag that wirelessly charges mobile devices inside, automotive consoles and cradles, furniture, gaming controllers, clock radios, mobile routers, and more.
Companies demonstrating Qi-enabled products and prototypes include: ConvenientPower, Energizer, Freescale, Fujitsu, Fulton Innovation, Funkwerk Dabendorf, Leggett & Platt, LGE, Motorola, NEC, NTT Docomo, Panasonic, PLDS, Powerkiss, Samsung, Sharp, and Texas Instruments.
Just as Bluetooth® set the standard for exchanging data over short distances and Wi-Fi® set the standard for wireless networking, Qi sets the standard for wireless power and charging.
Qi cuts the last remaining cord in consumer electronics. Devices are charged just by placing them on any Qi-enabled surface. Simple, convenient, and flexible, any Qi-enabled device works seamlessly with any Qi charger, regardless of brand or manufacturer. Qi is backed by a fast- growing list of over 100 industry-leading companies.
"We're continuing to see incredible Qi-enabled product growth from the biggest names in mobile and consumer electronics and since Qi is an industry-led, interoperable and open standard, they all seamlessly work together," said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers. "At this year's Mobile World Congress we're excited to show the wide range of products that Qi can be built into, from mobile phones and tablets to automotive and furniture applications, even things like purses that wirelessly charge devices inside."
Qi continues its rapid adoption and momentum with deep industry support, significant new product launches, global supply chain growth, expansion into new markets, and global integration into everyday infrastructure like cafes and restaurants in Japan.
Find more information about Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium, visit: http://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com.
About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium
Established 17 December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is to establish Qi as the global standard for powering rechargeable electronic products. The more than 100 members of WPC include industry leaders in mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors, components, wireless power technology and infrastructure such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts companies. Qi products are available in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
SOURCE Wireless Power Consortium