About Damn Time: Phone Makers To Standardize Chargers

from the finally dept

The mobile-phone industry has met up in Barcelona for its annual confab, and among all the new handset releases was some more compelling news: phone makers and operators have pledged they'll standardize on mini-USB chargers. While this is being touted as mainly an environmental decision, it's a situation where environmental, economic, and usability benefits converge. Presumably, many device makers will eventually stop shipping new chargers with phones, reducing their costs and cutting charger production; users will benefit from consistency across vendors and devices. Some countries, like South Korea and China, have previously mandated that phone makers use standardized chargers and other cables; now the rest of the world can enjoy the benefits, too.

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    Andrew E., 4 Mar 2009 @ 1:25am

    Mobile Phone Companies....

    Recharging hassles will soon be a thing of the past with mobile phone companies announcing on a one-size-fits-all charger for every new handset. Key mobile phone industry players agreed to fit phones with the same power socket by 2012, The new interface will be a mini USB. In this age of electronic overload, you need to have all kinds of different accessories. Many people would consider getting a payday loan to make their technology hassles a little bit easier. For less than the amount of a payday loan, consumers could cut down the hassle considerably. A move to a universal charging appliance would be a deft one, as it would certainly make things easier. This way, you won’t have to get a payday loan to find the actual charger you need.

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