A wireless charging pad by Samsung has surfaced at the FCC, meaning that it probably won't be long before the manufacturer releases it on the market. It's not certain which device it's optimized to work with, but the curved form resembles something like the Galaxy S III or Note II. Or maybe it's designed to work with the Galaxy S IV? Nobody knows at this point, but we guess we'll find out soon enough.
This accessory will allow you to charge your smartphone without having to plug any cables in. You just place your handset on the wireless charging pad and the juices start flowing. The charging pad, though, will have to be connected to an old-school charger like the one shown in the images below.
Poor old RIM hasn't had much to shout about recently, but here's a neat little landmark; three billion apps have now been downloaded from the BlackBerry App World.
The company has taken to its Inside BlackBerry blog to commemorate the occasion, saying it busts the myth that there aren't enough apps for RIM's smartphones andPlayBook tablet.
The three billion total has been reached in 1,172 days, which averages out at 2.5 million a day.
However, the news RIM will be most pleased is the increased download activity, with the first billion downloads taking four times longer than the third.
90,000 up for sale
RIM wrote: "What's even more important – and impressive – is that the number of daily downloads continues to increase. It took 786 days to reach the one billion mark, 210 days to reach two billion, and only 176 days to reach the three billion number."
The company also pointed out that it now has 90,000 applications up for sale.
The announcement follows recent reports that the BlackBerry App World isgrowing faster than the App Store and the Google Play Store
We're not so sure that this 'busts the myth' and BlackBerry users would still like access to Apple and Android numbers, but we're not going to begrudge RIM this bit of good news.