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Friday, 31 December 2010 11:26

EC green lights standardized phone chargers

Written by Fudzilla staff


First smart decision ever
The European Commission has approved a new standardized smartphone charger based on the MicroUSB standard.

So far fourteen phone makers have joined the initiative, including industry heavyweights Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, RIM and Apple. Smaller manufacturers will probably join the bandwagon soon.

European Commission Vice President you Antonio Tajani believes that the new common charger will cut costs, waste and benefit both consumers and businesses. Strangely, we agree.

The European Commission was formed in 1958 and we believe this is its first good decision and we hope to see another one by the end of our lives.
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+16 #1 Stewox 2010-12-31 12:21
Quote:
European Commission Vice President you Antonio Tajani believes that the new common charger will cut costs, waste and benefit both consumers and businesses. Strangely, we agree.

The European Commission was formed in 1958 and we believe this is its first good decision and we hope to see another one by the end of our lives.



A quote that i have no possible chance finding any reason for denying it.
 
 
+7 #2 AndromedaB 2010-12-31 13:34
i sure hope its compatible with usb 3.0


actually usb 3 looks like a usb micro b and + usb 3 part
this might be interesting
 
 
+18 #3 The_Wolf88 2010-12-31 17:26
Apple also !

I don't believe it !
 
 
+11 #4 inaphasia 2010-12-31 21:53
Hooray!

Hopefully in another 50years we'll get a universal EU power plug.
 
 
+3 #5 guideX 2011-01-01 02:12
I support this initiative but does this mean the phone makers MUST use micro usb or merely that this is the standard?
 
 
-2 #6 ghelyar 2011-01-01 03:13
It's fine as long as the standard they all decide on doesn't suck and you end up having no choice but to use a terrible charger. What if it's so big it stops you from using surrounding power sockets, for example. If the standard is just for what goes into the phone, pretty much everyone is already using a standard Micro USB connector.
 
 
+4 #7 dicobalt 2011-01-01 15:18
A universal charger? Well that only took over two decades. Yay for the free market? When can we see standardized batteries? What about parts so I can build my own standard cell phone? That would be real progress.
 
 
+3 #8 The_Countess 2011-01-01 18:01
Quoting ghelyar:
It's fine as long as the standard they all decide on doesn't suck and you end up having no choice but to use a terrible charger. What if it's so big it stops you from using surrounding power sockets, for example. If the standard is just for what goes into the phone, pretty much everyone is already using a standard Micro USB connector.


the EU said to the phone makers pick a standard or we are going to legislate one.
so they did. the companies themselves picked the charger standard. and micro-USB is a very decent standard. small, durable and versatile.
 
 
-2 #9 DJDestiny 2011-01-01 19:29
Quoting The_Countess:
Quoting ghelyar:
It's fine as long as the standard they all decide on doesn't suck and you end up having no choice but to use a terrible charger. What if it's so big it stops you from using surrounding power sockets, for example. If the standard is just for what goes into the phone, pretty much everyone is already using a standard Micro USB connector.


the EU said to the phone makers pick a standard or we are going to legislate one.
so they did. the companies themselves picked the charger standard. and micro-USB is a very decent standard. small, durable and versatile.


Small it is , but won't last longer then our past favorite slightly larger brother The Mini USB .
 

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