Well, technically speaking, it is wireless. Inductive charging is probably more accurate, but I always figured they chose wireless because it's a more marketable term.
I think this will all get more interesting once there are fewer standards, and we have things like desks/tables/counter tops/couches that act as a power surface. There were some demos a few years ago at CES that showed using a blender that was powered through the counter top and an EV that was charged through the garage floor.
Actually, I think the Nexus One had Pogo Pins, which are very cool, but are sort of the opposite of wireless.