Wow dreams do come true. RIM just joined the Wireless Power Consortium which is pushing their Qi standard. That means that RIM will be working towards introducing wireless power into future BlackBerrys if all goes well.
The Qi standard is based on magnetic induction and works within a few millimeters. It can provide up to 5 watts of power with 70% efficiency and standby power of 0.0001 watts. That is pretty decent and they are planning a higher power version in the future. The only downside is that current BlackBerry wall chargers charge at almost 3 times that wattage so hopefully the higher power version come soon. 5W is about the power put out by a computer USB charger.
Now my dream has this coupled with WirelessUSB so that it charges and connects to your PC without wires. A holster or even a laptop bag that charges your BlackBerry wirelessly would also be awesome. Hopefully it does not end up being as expensive as the current wireless charging options…