HTC Thunderbolt’s Inductive Battery Cover to go on Sale Any Day Now


Back when HTC Thunderbolt launched we learned of a special battery cover for the device that’d allow you to charge its battery simply by setting it on a compatible mat. It looks like it may finally be on sale soon as the thing has appeared on Verizon’s site for $39.99. Pressing the “Buy Now” button doesn’t actually do anything yet, but we’re sure that won’t be the case for long. Now we just need to know if Verizon themselves will be providing an inductive charging mat. (Although we’re sure it’ll be compatible with Powermat’s option.) [via GottaBeMobile]

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The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. It adds fatness to an already fat phone! First!

  2. Wish it showed a picture from the side. I want to see how muhc bulk does it add to the back. if it fits flush sweet!

  3. Nifty. Kind of expensive, though.

  4. Flash on the back cover is opposite than the phone in the picture… can I say fail??

    1. What? The thing on the right hand side is the back of the cover, not the back of the phone…

    2. You = Logic Fail

  5. Adding even a millimeter of thickness, just so I don’t have to plug in the microUSB or drop it into a dock (if they’d ever start selling that) I think is a fail. The phone is big and fairly heavy already, right at the limit of what I can tolerate. I don’t think they’ll do well with this option

  6. For $40 you can buy 10 more batterys

  7. I’m hoping it uses PowerMat, I have a back cover for the HD2 and while it does add a little bit of bulk, I love being able to just drop it on the charger and forget about it.

  8. Just a heads up. Inductive charging is a lot slower than regular charging

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