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Posted on March 5, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Wireless Recharging the Next Great Thing in Singapore

by NGT

The word ‘wireless’ has become synonymous with ‘cool’ in Singapore as emerging mobile applications are stepping into the spotlight.

There’s the Wireless@SG program, which truly accelerated the deployment of Wi-Fi and catalyzed the demand for wireless services. The government-run service lets users enjoy free, both in-door and outdoor seamless wireless broadband in most public areas at no charge. Another promising initiative is the NFC (Near Field Communications) trials being conducted by NETS, Singapore’s leading electronics payments provider, which feature over-the-air applications for mobile phones.

Now, a vendor in Singapore, Mobile and Wireless group (MWg) has announced the possibility of charging mobile phones wirelessly!

MWg is working with Splashpower to create mobile phones that can be charged wirelessly, and it expects the phones to launch here in the second half of the year. Splashpower is a UK-based company that makes charging bases that can power phones via magnetic induction when placed on a specially-made pad.

Besides giving consumers the convenience of wireless charging, MWg wants to give them the power to customise the phones. It plans to offer free downloadable applications on its online portal to help consumers decide how they want to interact with their devices through customised graphic user interfaces.

As mobile devices reached about 123% in Singapore in 2007, this innovation will certainly boost the use of mobile devices for communications and information sharing, bringing about a new level of convenience for users.

–Kevyn Eng, NGT Correspondent from FH Singapore


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