For a while now there has always been a small group of individuals asking about BlackBerry products, wireless charging and whether or not BlackBerry would step it up and include it in their smartphones. Many other smartphone vendors such as, HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sony and others have helped push adoption forward but BlackBerry has always notably absent.
If you're not familiar with Qi wireless charging, it's pretty much the standard for wireless charging and charging stations can be found in many places such as offices, hotels, airports, railway stations and coffee shops. You place your device on or within 4cm of the charging pad and your device will charge through inductive electrical power transfer. No wires, no cables, just sit your device down and let it charge.
The absence of BlackBerry from the supported manufacturers list may be changing with the BlackBerry Z30 though according to a new listing posted on August 8th to the Wireless Power Consortium, which is a public database that shows all products that are authorized to carry the Qi logo. The information posted clearly identifies the BlackBerry Z30 as being one the first devices to make use of the Medium Power Receiver designation, capable of up to 120 Watts.
I find it a bit hard to believe the Wireless Power Consortium would list this erroneously but I suppose it's possible after all, all the leaks surrounding the BlackBerry Z30 have seemingly never mentioned it either but with that in mind, it's also not the first time we heard that it would be included. It's just that until now, there was a heavy lack of its existence in the files or leaked documentation. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Thanks, xyhchina!