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  1. jope28's Avatar
    Am just curious if there has been any mention of bringing back charging contacts and docks for the Q20.

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    03-07-14 10:41 AM
  2. waterfrontmgmt's Avatar
    I don't think anything along those lines has been announced.
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    03-07-14 11:08 AM
  3. stardomains's Avatar
    One word to BB in regards to putting the charging contacts on the Q20:

    Do it.

    jope28, Crakzag, PJD642 and 3 others like this.
    03-09-14 07:02 PM
  4. PJD642's Avatar
    That is right up there on the (very) short list of things I don't like about my Q10 - having to use an aftermarket dock on my headboard where the phone sits horizontally as it charges.
    Johberry likes this.
    03-10-14 11:54 PM
  5. GP540's Avatar
    Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi

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    03-11-14 02:00 AM
  6. jope28's Avatar
    Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi Qi

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    Oh cool. Don't know much about Qi.
    What are the advantages of Qi over charging contacts?
    Will Qi make for better bedside charging stands?

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    03-11-14 10:05 PM
  7. bbzak's Avatar
    Just put it in there.

    Make the real Blackberry stand out.
    I dont want just another iPhone/Samsung mimicking device.

    Blackberry should add all their old strengths which made it stand out from other sheeps.
    03-14-14 11:04 PM
  8. rambo47's Avatar
    I always loved the charging contacts and the drop-in desktop cradle. So convenient! The cradle holds the BlackBerry upright so you can easily see new messages, plus when you leave you simply snatch the BlackBerry up and go. No cable to plug in or unplug - just grab & go. Now if they could meek those contacts capable of transferring data as well as charging ...
    PJD642 likes this.
    03-15-14 01:47 PM
  9. stardomains's Avatar
    Yes. I agree.

    And also, microusb port on the bottom does not equal charging contacts.

    Like the poster above said. You can place and grab your BlackBerry so easily with the cradles with charging contacts. It's just not the same at all with cradles with usb stems.

    I really personally value and enjoy how nifty charging contacts are.

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    Last edited by stardomains; 03-15-14 at 07:47 PM.
    03-15-14 06:10 PM
  10. Ray III's Avatar
    I would probably destroy a micro USB port in a month with the amount of times I stab my 9670 in its dock.

    Someone said charging with charging contacts reduces the life of the battery, but I would MUCH prefer replacing the battery over replacing the whole phone when the micro USB becomes unusable.
    03-16-14 04:11 PM
  11. BoldBigWorm's Avatar
    They should add the charging contacts and also seperate the hdmi out and charging port. What a nightmare trying to charge phone in dark.
    03-18-14 02:37 PM
  12. Anatomy's Avatar
    Wireless charging is clearly better. That's what q20 should have.
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    03-19-14 12:19 AM
  13. Johberry's Avatar
    They should add the charging contacts and also seperate the hdmi out and charging port. What a nightmare trying to charge phone in dark.
    +1. My bezel has already been scratched up from the first week I had my Q10. I freaked out when I saw it and just got a case to prevent further scratching. Back to the topic...it would be awesome if the Q20 had charging contacts!

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    03-19-14 03:10 AM
  14. tomistarkapi's Avatar
    Or just do the way like the playbook, with those awesome magnetic chargers

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    03-20-14 01:29 PM
  15. PJD642's Avatar
    Or just do the way like the playbook, with those awesome magnetic chargers

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    OMD! That'd be great, and sooo much better than fussing with the USB port all the time. Problem is then we'd be in the Apple boat and need special chargers...unless we could convince EVERYONE ELSE to adopt it, which wouldn't be a bad thing to happen.
    03-20-14 04:31 PM
  16. WES51's Avatar
    It could have USB + wireless.

    I'm not a fan of USB only charging for fear of the wear/tear all that connect-disconnect action might do to the USB contacts.
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    03-22-14 11:53 AM
  17. Ray III's Avatar
    Wireless charging is clearly better. That's what q20 should have.
    In a cradle, the phone stands upright so you can see the time and type of notifications at a glance.

    With a wireless charging mat, the phone lays there like a discarded object.
    Last edited by Ray III; 03-22-14 at 03:29 PM.
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    03-22-14 03:13 PM
  18. Anatomy's Avatar
    In a cradle, the phone stands upright so you can see the time and type of notifications at a glance.

    With a wireless charging mat, the phone lays there like a discarded object.
    Are you trying to say that wireless charging can't be implemented with the phone in a vertical or inclined position?

    Picture a typical BlackBerry pod charging stand but now add a slab up the back... more support for the phone and wireless charging. Bam!

    I call it... The Throne
    03-23-14 08:40 AM
  19. gunnerfitzy's Avatar
    +1 for the return of charging points.

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    03-23-14 09:09 AM
  20. Anatomy's Avatar
    Can anyone explain to me how charging contacts are superior to wireless charging?
    03-23-14 09:16 AM
  21. alibi16's Avatar
    I always loved the charging contacts and the drop-in desktop cradle. So convenient! The cradle holds the BlackBerry upright so you can easily see new messages, plus when you leave you simply snatch the BlackBerry up and go. No cable to plug in or unplug - just grab & go. Now if they could meek those contacts capable of transferring data as well as charging ...
    another reason still using my tried and true style.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9670 using Tapatalk
    03-23-14 09:38 AM
  22. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Just put it in there.

    Make the real Blackberry stand out.
    I dont want just another iPhone/Samsung mimicking device.

    Blackberry should add all their old strengths which made it stand out from other sheeps.
    And made no one else but us buy it, and pushed them towards a new platform, in first place.

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    03-23-14 09:51 AM
  23. alibi16's Avatar
    no cradle no buy the charging ports dont hold up. im on the road and battery life is very important to me and a cradle helps extend the life of a phone.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9670 using Tapatalk
    03-26-14 06:16 AM
  24. anon5814103's Avatar
    In a cradle, the phone stands upright so you can see the time and type of notifications at a glance.

    With a wireless charging mat, the phone lays there like a discarded object.
    Na, my palm touchstones handled it all perfectly. Esp the touchstone 2

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    03-26-14 08:27 PM
  25. tomistarkapi's Avatar
    Can anyone explain to me how charging contacts are superior to wireless charging?
    Look how the playbook handle it

    Posted via CB10
    03-27-14 11:15 AM
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