Do they actually NOT want to make a boatload of ca$h on special NFC/wireless charging battery covers and charging mats???!!!
There is no rationale behind this that I can think of whatsoever!
In case anyone wants to know the reason for my frustration... the Verizon version of the Note II has an inner cover that covers the wireless charging contacts (the inner cover is what is exposed when the battery cover is removed). The AT&T version has fully functional wireless charging capability out of the box...minus the battery cover & charging mat.
This problem can be remedied with a little tinkerinh which involves removing this inner cover, but the sad thing is that none of this extra work should even be necessary. Plus... wouldn't it have actually been more cost effective for Samsung & the carriers to use the same components wherever possible? This was an unnecessary variance from what should hve been the standard.
Just pretty crappy that this flagship device is missing this wireless charging feature that continues to grow in popularity industry wide.
...Maybe Verizon is counting on the micro-USB port life expectancy being just about when the warranty is expired so they can make their money on people needing new phones before they're due for an upgrade!
Sorry guys... had to vent. I definitely have a Love-Hate relationship with VZW!