1. austriker's Avatar
    Best news ever! Dylan confirms wireless charging! Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!

    @DHabkirk: Wireless Charging on the #BlackBerryPassport ? Check

    https://twitter.com/DHabkirk/status/504118882521866240

    Hopefully this is for all variants. Or at least there's model for GSM carriers not named AT&T who allegedly are anti-Qi.

    White Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.1925 = heaven.
    08-26-14 11:15 AM
  2. raino's Avatar
    Good news, if true. Let's hope it's all variants. Even if not the RGY181LW, at least the silver lining is that there will be more variants

    And OT...why is AT&T allegedly Anti-Qi? What's the back story to this?
    08-26-14 11:25 AM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    Good news, if true. Let's hope it's all variants. Even if not the RGY181LW, at least the silver lining is that there will be more variants

    And OT...why is AT&T allegedly Anti-Qi? What's the back story to this?
    Not just this one instance: http://www.phonearena.com/news/AT-Ts...-of-Qi_id58416

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    08-26-14 11:29 AM
  4. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    See, I have some questions about this.

    IS it actually Qi? Because I was pretty sure that BB is a member of PMA as well.

    I'm confused

    ETA: BlackBerry definitely IS a PMA member. I think there's a decent chance that if a Passport variant supports wireless charging, it will be of the PMA variety. The good news there is that the charging mats that are being deployed in Starbucks are PMA-compatible.
    08-26-14 11:33 AM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    See, I have some questions about this.

    IS it actually Qi? Because I was pretty sure that BB is a member of PMA as well.

    I'm confused
    Verizon Z30 uses Qi already, though.

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    08-26-14 11:34 AM
  6. edyts's Avatar
    Man I hope this turns out to be true. I don't see why they wouldn't include it considering the current flagship has it.

    Posted from my awesome Q10 viaa CB app
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    08-26-14 11:37 AM
  7. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    This piqued my curiosity.

    My curiosity led me to a manufacturer's site that builds a wireless charging component that supports both standards. That would be incredibly cool if the Passport's wireless charging could support both Qi and PMA.
    austriker and Mr4aces like this.
    08-26-14 11:45 AM
  8. raino's Avatar
    Hmm, interesting. They did stock Fatboys and some other Nokia Qi charging products as late as May: Deal Alert: Nokia Fatboy charging pillow on sale at AT&T for only $5 | Android Central , but now it seems like that may have been a clearance sale...

    If carriers can influence OEMs to such a degree where the former dictates standards, I wonder if they're rampantly into baseband locking too (I'm looking at you, Verizon...) Disturbing.
    austriker and Mr4aces like this.
    08-26-14 11:48 AM
  9. KporalBoyQ10's Avatar
    Not confirmed now

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    08-26-14 11:49 AM
  10. jskerutis's Avatar
    It would be great to have either, since the charging port is on the bottom of the phone.
    08-26-14 12:44 PM
  11. 2c's Avatar
    who is Dylan.
    08-26-14 12:46 PM
  12. raino's Avatar
    who is Dylan.
    From his Twitter: "Dev, Designer"

    From his posts: dude who finds out/knows a lot for a non-employee. Helps that he's in Waterloo, ON.
    08-26-14 01:15 PM
  13. Thrac Dark's Avatar
    BB is member of Qi alliance.
    What's this ? Another Betamax vs VHS debate ?
    08-26-14 01:17 PM
  14. austriker's Avatar
    Shoot I've never heard of PMA, I just assumed he was talking about Qi. Hope I didn't mislead folks..

    White Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.1925 = heaven.
    08-26-14 01:19 PM
  15. 2c's Avatar
    From his Twitter: "Dev, Designer"

    From his posts: dude who finds out/knows a lot for a non-employee. Helps that he's in Waterloo, ON.
    doesn't ring a bell.
    08-26-14 01:48 PM
  16. Zeratul57's Avatar
    Dream come true!!! More wireless charging BB!
    08-26-14 08:33 PM
  17. Vector-SS's Avatar
    Interesting that he doesn't mention if only certain models are getting it. Won't hold my breath for all models, but here's to hoping.
    08-27-14 12:18 AM
  18. mvpcrossxover's Avatar
    Thread title is a mess

    Posted via CB10
    08-27-14 12:21 AM
  19. austriker's Avatar
    Thread title is a mess

    Posted via CB10
    Easy there cowboy, one man's mess is another man's masterpiece.

    UPDATE from Dhabkirk.. it seems, as feared, it's only for some models (I really hope it's possible with a GSM model)


    GOOD NEWS: Qi charging confirmed. (unofficially officially)-img_20140827_055227.png
    GOOD NEWS: Qi charging confirmed. (unofficially officially)-img_20140827_055132.png

    White Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.1925 = heaven.
    08-27-14 07:53 AM
  20. BanffMoose's Avatar
    Good news, if true. Let's hope it's all variants. Even if not the RGY181LW, at least the silver lining is that there will be more variants

    And OT...why is AT&T allegedly Anti-Qi? What's the back story to this?
    Back in June, Starbucks announced they were going to have Duracell Powermats in all stores to provide wireless charging. Powermats use PMA. IIRC, AT&T provides the free wifi in Starbucks. There may be a weak connection there.
    08-27-14 11:47 PM

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