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Verizon document confirms HTC 8X wireless charging

We were a bit taken aback when we learned that Verizon would be charging $199.99 for the HTC 8X when AT&T’s 8X is listed at $99.99. Yes, Verizon’s version of the 8X does have 16GB of internal storage while AT&T’s model only comes with 8GB, but that seemed to be a poor excuse for charging an extra $100 for the phone.

Fortunately, a new document has revealed that there’s another differentiating factor between the HTC 8X on Verizon and AT&T. A new Verizon document has surface, revealing that Big Red’s HTC 8X will come with wireless charging built right in. Over the past year, Verizon has been a huge supported for wireless charging and have worked with OEMs to make sure that their devices include the feature in one way or another. Most of the time, we’ve seen HTC and other Android manufacturers produce back panels which consumers can buy separately. Since the HTC 8X features a uni-body shell which cannot be removed, HTC and Verizon apparently worked together to include wireless charging right out of the box.

Is this new feature worth the extra money? It’s hard to say, but we honestly hope this will turn into a trend for HTC so that it can differentiate itself from the competition.

Source: WP Central

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.