Around 10,000 new wireless charging points will be installed in public places across Japan within the next six months, according to a new report. The chargers, which use the Qi standard, will enable users to recharge compatible mobile devices without plugging in a cable.
Hiroyuki Yoshida, Vice President of Product Planning at NTT Docomo, made the announcement last week. The mobile network operator has already sold more than 1.8 million Qi-capable mobile phones.
At the moment there are around 3000 Qi public charging points situated in approximately 500 locations across Japan, including coffee shops and airport lounges.
[Wireless Power Consortium blog]