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The San Francisco Chronicle reports that researcher IHS is predicting that 100 million smartphones and mobile devices will be "enabled for wireless charging," up from just five million this year.

According to the story, "Device makers are planning to sell charging stations along with their phones and hook up with partners to offer stations in stores, mobile carrier shops, sports grounds, bars and restaurants. Although demand is potentially huge, wireless charging hasn't taken off because of a lack of a common standard so enabled phones can work on all charging surfaces."
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