Precentral.net read through the initial TouchStone theory post I put up and asked HP about my theories. As they posted in this article on the site, HP confirmed the identification to work as I assumed.

The new TouchStones will use the 3.1 MHz frequency to pass a unique key to the new WebOS phones, which will enable them to know where it is docked. You will obviously have to tell the phone where each dock is located the ...


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When the Palm Pre was released, Palm also sold a unique inductive charger called the Touchstone. Inductive charging isn’t new, by any means. Electric toothbrushes and many other devices have used them in the past. This was a first for cell phones, I believe.

When I purchased my Pre and eventually many Touchstones, I didn’t have a good oscilloscope to play around with the signals. Now I do. With the announcement of HP’s new phones and an ...


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