When announcing its new Lumia 920 smartphone with wireless charging capabilities, Nokia unveiled plans to partner with various restaurants and coffee shops around the world to provide users with the possibility to enjoy the feature when out for a drink.Today, the company unveiled a partnership with Red Espresso aimed at enabling Lumia 920 owners in Russia to take advantage of the feature.
This is the first deal of the kind that Nokia signs in Russia, and will include the availability of wireless chargers for its new Windows Phone 8 devices across Red Espresso coffee shops in the country.
The wireless chargers offer support for both Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, and those who will choose to drink their coffee in the company’s locations will also have the chance to charge their handsets.
According to Nokia, such wireless charging devices have been installed at Red Espresso coffee shops in Moscow: Myasnitskaya st, 24/7, 8; Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya St., 12A; Kuznetsk Bridge Street, 21/5; and Cannon Street, 7/5.
“You do not need to look for an outlet next to your desk or carry a charger. You can just go to the Red Espresso and put your new Nokia Lumia 920 on a special area with a built-in wireless device - and the charging process has begun,” Nokia Russia notes on its website.
While Red Espresso is the first Nokia partner to install wireless charging at its locations, other companies might follow suit soon.
In fact, Nokia already announced that it would focus on bringing the feature to as many restaurants, coffee shops and other similar locations as possible, so that its Lumia users would enjoy a great experience from their devices regardless of where they are.
With wireless charging becoming increasingly popular among mobile phone makers, more users will be able to take advantage of the feature, especially if said chargers feature support for them.