EU welcomes the microUSB as a standard phone charger socket

Tags: Misc

The European Commission announced that most of the leading mobile phone makers have come to the agreement to adopt the microUSB port as a standard European charger socket.

This will allow people to use one charger for all the handsets they have around the house.

This is not only convenient but also shrinks the volume of waste caused by unwanted phone accessories. Each year approximately 4 000 tons of accessories are thrown away by users, which change their phone and no longer need the incompatible accessories.

Many companies incl. Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, RIM, etc. have already started producing microUSB compatible devices while others like Apple and Sony Ericsson should follow them in the beginning of next year. Wow, that would make quite a few iPhone and iPod accessories ready for the junk.

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EU welcomes the microUSB as a standard phone charger socket - reader comments

  • Anonymous

Very good decision, we can save our plannet this way thinkings and modification. Many things we need standardization for all the world not only Europa. Save our plannet all the ways

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  • 2011-01-02 04:13
  • Iaey
  • fastbreak

gsmarena.com should add the "charger type" , in there specifications/features of phone, for potential buyers to have an option of choosing a phone with same charger socket.

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  • 2009-07-14 19:26
  • wYBF
  • CRISPY

Very good, is beeter for tha planet

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  • 2009-07-04 20:00
  • m}9e