Wireless charging unveiled for mobiles
Mobile phone users will be able to charge their devices wirelessly for the first time from 2012.
Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company, has created a system capable of simultaneously charging multiple portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and laptop computers without the need for cable connections.
Fujitsu unveiled a prototype of the wireless technology at a conference at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan.
Claiming to be the world's first of its kind, the technology works through transmission of electricity using magnetic fields between the charger and the device.
The system enables wireless charging at distances of several metres, with the ultimate aim of public "charging spots" on the streets for easy charging round the clock. (© Daily Telegraph, London)