1. gibbage's Avatar
    One thing I noticed when doing my unboxing video, is that the 521 did not have any connectors integrated into the phone for a wireless charging back. If you notice the back of the 710, you see 3 metal circles. Those are to connect to the battery for the charger. The only connectors I see are for the battery itself. It is possible that the wireless back can connect onto those, but its just not engineered that way. Has it been confirmed that the 521 will have the option of a wireless charging back plate?
    05-10-2013 03:55 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Could you take a picture of the back (without the cover, and you could see the battery)?

    The 520/521 does have a removable back.
    05-10-2013 04:24 AM
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    One thing I noticed when doing my unboxing video, is that the 521 did not have any connectors integrated into the phone for a wireless charging back. If you notice the back of the 710, you see 3 metal circles. Those are to connect to the battery for the charger. The only connectors I see are for the battery itself. It is possible that the wireless back can connect onto those, but its just not engineered that way. Has it been confirmed that the 521 will have the option of a wireless charging back plate?
    Only reason behind that is wireless charging isn't built into the unibody phone.
    Look at the 820. Do you see any?
    05-10-2013 04:27 AM
  4. Corepc's Avatar
    From what I have read wireless charging is not supported by the 52x series. The hardware is not built into phone which is needed to work with the shell itself.

    I could be wrong or right. Only Nokia could give us the right answer.
    05-10-2013 06:36 AM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 520 Specifications - Nokia - Philippines
    Here, it says the 520 doesn't have wireless charging.
    And, here's the 521 page. Nokia Lumia 521 - Affordable Windows Phone with Dual Core Processor - Nokia - USA
    Well, I don't know where I read that rumor where the 52x phones would get wireless charging, but...the answer is a resounding no.
    05-10-2013 06:49 AM
  6. latetothepalmparty's Avatar
    Wireless would be good....from wpcentral - "Despite the affordability, the Nokia Lumia 521 is no slouch. It sports a 4-inch screen and a 5 MP camera, along with good ol' 4G connectivity. This all comes nicely wrapped in a sleek design variety of colors. Throw in the fact that wireless charging is also available with optional covers, all for under $150, and no you're cooking with gas."

    Nokia Lumia 521 heads to Walmart Saturday, T-Mobile May 22 | Windows Phone Central
    05-10-2013 10:38 AM
  7. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Wireless would be good....from wpcentral - "Despite the affordability, the Nokia Lumia 521 is no slouch. It sports a 4-inch screen and a 5 MP camera, along with good ol' 4G connectivity. This all comes nicely wrapped in a sleek design variety of colors. Throw in the fact that wireless charging is also available with optional covers, all for under $150, and now you're cooking with gas."

    Nokia Lumia 521 heads to Walmart Saturday, T-Mobile May 22 | Windows Phone Central
    curious.... typo perhaps? or does wpcentral know something we don't?
    05-10-2013 11:09 AM
  8. antiochian2010's Avatar
    I bought a FatBoy to try this, it doesn't work. .

    Returned the FatBoy for refund..

    Sorry.
    05-11-2013 02:00 PM
  9. Choorp's Avatar
    I bought a FatBoy to try this, it doesn't work. .

    Returned the FatBoy for refund..

    Sorry.
    You could have just popped off the Lumia 521 back plate and checked for the necessary hardware... ;)
    antiochian2010 likes this.
    05-11-2013 05:52 PM
  10. antiochian2010's Avatar
    You could have just popped off the Lumia 521 back plate and checked for the necessary hardware... ;)
    You're right; originally I was opening an AT&T account and getting the 920, but after 4 days of "order under review" I figured that if their service is that sucky opening, I wasn't looking forward to meeting a 2-year contract - so cancelled. In the meantime I had separately ordered the FatBoy and also a 32GB microSD. So when they came it was easy enough to try the FatBoy (and return it) but I kept the SD and it's now in my 521.
    05-12-2013 07:14 PM
  11. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    I bought a FatBoy to try this, it doesn't work. .

    Returned the FatBoy for refund..

    Sorry.
    The article quoted above says
    ...Throw in the fact that wireless charging is also available with optional covers...
    so perhaps after the 22nd we will see some charging covers appear?
    05-21-2013 10:09 PM
  12. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Qi Micro USB Wireless Charging Adapter Clip

    Even if we don't get wireless charging covers, there is always this...
    05-21-2013 10:46 PM
  13. calfee20's Avatar
    The usb is reversed.
    05-22-2013 12:59 AM
  14. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    awwww phooey :(
    05-22-2013 02:30 AM
  15. nomegustaios's Avatar
    The 521 does not support NFC or wirelss charging (direct from Nokia's website)

    Connectivity
    • SIM card type: Micro SIM
    • Dual SIM: No
    • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
    • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
    • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
    • USB: USB 2.0
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
    • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
    • NFC: No NFC
    05-22-2013 08:27 AM

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