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Verizon to offer wireless charging for HTC's Windows Phone 8X

US mobile network Verizon is likely to offer the new HTC Windows Phone 8X (opens in new tab) with wireless charging, the Verge has reported (opens in new tab).

Citing "sources with knowledge of Verizon's Windows Phone plans," the publication has reported that the HTC 8X, which was officially unveiled yesterday, will support wireless charging exclusively for Verizon customers in the "near future."

The Verizon version of the 8X will join the Nokia Lumia 920 (opens in new tab), which is exclusive to Verizon competitor AT&T, in having wireless charging built in to the handset. Apparently the mobile network will announce this feature in the next few weeks.

At an event in San Francisco yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduced (opens in new tab) the new range of Windows Phone 8 handsets that will run on the company's latest mobile operating system. These include the HTC 8X and 8S range (opens in new tab), Nokia's Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 (opens in new tab) as well as the Samsung Ativ S (opens in new tab). Huawei is due to unveil its own Windows Phone 8 offering soon.