Nokia and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are introducing wireless phone charging technology to cafés in major metropolitan cities throughout the United States, including in airports.
The cell phone company’s partnership with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coincides with the launch of two Nokia Windows 8 phone devices — the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 — that feature wireless charging capability.
“With Nokia wireless charging access points located in its chain of coffee houses, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf can provide technology that will offer total convenience and simplicity to its consumers,” Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Smart Devices for Nokia, said in a press announcement. “The partnership highlights Nokia’s commitment to making wireless charging as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi is today.”
The partnership will also involve a new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf app that includes social media feeds, a store locator, individual store amenities and contact information.
“With the large number of customers that pass through each The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafe daily, many use it as a place to work, rest and play. Wireless charging provides a convenient way for consumers to recharge their phone while relaxing with a coffee, so that they can leave their house and use their phone freely without worrying about running low on battery,” says Bob Kaufman, Vice President of Business Development at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.”
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