Intel (INTC) is trying to make sure that smartphone users never have to worry about misplacing their chargers again, DigiTimes reports. Unnamed supply chain sources told DigiTimes that Intel plans on unleashing its wireless charging technology in the second half of 2013 by implementing it on Intel-based smartphones and ultrabooks. According to DigitTimes, the Intel charging technology “uses an ultrabook as the power source paired with related software and a transmitter to wirelessly charge a smartphone” and “will feature lower power consumption and does not require the phone to be put in a very specific position.”


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.