HTC, LG, and Samsung have joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), an organization pushing for a standard wireless charging format that, if adopted by businesses, would allow consumers to charge devices on the go.
AT&T also announced it has dropped the Qi wireless charging format and plans to have PMA compatible smartphones by 2014. Other members of PMA include BlackBerry, ZTE, HTC, Huawei, and more.
PMA has been pushing a wireless charging standard that has started showing up in businesses such as Starbucks, at airports, and event locations such as Madison Square garden. Compatible phones would either come ready equipped as PMA compatible or will have it added through a Wireless Charging Card.