Universal Cell Phone Chargers

By XeroCube | February 17, 2009

This is great news for consumers of cell phones! Major players in the market have decided that they’ll switch to a universal charging mechanism by January 2012. The switch will reduce the sheer amount of plugs that we all collect, plus will reduce the amount of waste we create due to obsolete technology. I welcome this move because I won’t have to worry about finding the right plug for my cell, I’ll just use yours!

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Universal Chargers to Finally Become a Reality – PC World

An initiative backed by both mobile phone manufacturers and operators
will result in a universal charger based on the Micro-USB interface for
new mobile phones.

Moving to a universal charger will be a boon for both users and the environment by reducing the amount of waste, since fewer chargers have to be thrown away. It will make life a lot easier for users, who will be able to charge their mobile phones using any available charger, and when they buy a new phone they won’t have to get a new charger.

The group agreed that by the January 2012, most mobile phones will support the universal charger, according to the GSM Association, which is leading the initiative.

Members on the phone and chipset side include LG, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

Members on the operator side include 3 Group, AT&T, KTF, Mobilkom Austria, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

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