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Tuesday, 30 June 2009 11:22

EU declares war on little dongly things

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makers have agreed to back EU plans for harmonisation of phone chargers, and the EC is hailing the effort as good news for consumers and mother earth.

This basically means phones will use a single, standardized charger, and that you won't have to throw away your charger once your old phone dies. Obviously, some vendors will start selling phones without chargers, saving you a few pennies in the process, not to mention a couple of cubic inches at your local landfill.

It is estimated that there are currently around 400 million mobile phones in Europe, and a further 185 million are bought each year. Vendors are expected to start using the new, compatible chargers next year.

It's unclear why it took the industry more than a decade to realize that this is the way to go. The late Douglas Adams had similar ideas ages ago, as you can see here.
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