[deleted post]Because you didn't mention a single Motorola phone, which first offered charging via USB as early as 2004.
one of the major probs of coordination between mobile tech manufacturers seem to have been solved. The other one was memory stick by sonyericsson.
Nedev, 31 Dec 2010I have to tell that universal chargers literally changed the world for me. First all phones in... moreSo why you hate Motorola so much, who apparently brought the idea, if not the technology, for your convenience?
I have to tell that universal chargers literally changed the world for me. First all phones in the family - my Bberry and HD2 and wife's N8 charge through a µUSB. Moreover, the HTC charger has separable USB to µUSB cable. When on business trip I do not longer take a charger but just a 10cm data cable that charges both my phones from the laptop and weights close to zero. Finally, instead of thinking about my battery life I have a charger at home and one at work, both serving as data cable as well. And finally, if I run out of battery odds are strong that somebody will have a charger.
Now it remains to see when (and HOW exactly) Mr Jobs will do his part of the agreement all the others already did.
3araby, 31 Dec 2010you and your almighty brand, get over it, all the new nokia phones charge through USB. Go home. So what is your definition of "new"? Why it took "years" for the almighty brand to offer such simple technology?
Oh, almost forgot the almighty brand took almost 5 years to make its first 3G touchscreen phone, so charge via micro-USB took them 2 years...
Rick, 31 Dec 2010So, instead of bringing a small wall-outlet charger, we have to bring a tiny USB charger, plus... moreDon't / can't understand what you meant. If you already carry a computer, that means you only need to use the data cable and connect to the phone, then the phone would charge off based on the power from the computer.
If you don't have the computer, then plug the data cable into the wall charger, which has the USB port to transfer the power, and it works the same as the conventional wall charger.
What's the hassle? I only see more convenience, as often there are more USB ports than power sockets from the wall.
it's gonna be cheaper if they do that for all countries since they don't have to bother making different sets of phones.
So, instead of bringing a small wall-outlet charger, we have to bring a tiny USB charger, plus a lot BIGGER computer (even the smallest one like netbook). Yeah, great idea...
it's about time we use only one type of jack, next good thing to standardize i think would be batteries. small batteries could be use on phones with bigger batteries or vice versa by adding or removing plastic spacers to make them fit snugly in the battery compartment.
100 Moto, 31 Dec 2010But then the almighty brand released several phones with micro-USB for DATA ONLY and NOT for c... moreyou and your almighty brand, get over it, all the new nokia phones charge through USB. Go home.
MdN, 30 Dec 2010Since the RAZR2 almost all Motorola phones use microUSB or miniUSB, so Nokia wasn't first. But... moreBut then the almighty brand released several phones with micro-USB for DATA ONLY and NOT for charging, as 5250 being a good example, released in September which does NOT support charging via USB.
gg, 30 Dec 2010It should be MINIUSB and not MICROUSB! Microusb connector is too fragile in use. And also mini... moreI do agree use of "mini-USB" should be fine over "micro-USB".
one example is for my 76-years old mom who practically lives alone. With mini-USB (as she now uses Motorola V6 and K3), there is only "one way" to plug in the charger port, even in the dark or anyone with poor eye-sight.
I have about 3 more (flip) phones with mini-USB as "spare" for my mom, in case any of her phone breaks. Otherwise I can't imagine how she would manage micro-USB herself....
The industry really should consider the elderly who helped built our current society.
djscope, 30 Dec 2010I remember this was supposed to happen in 2010 and the only company that complied was nokia...... moreOnly company complied was the almighty brand? Why Motorola started to offer charging via micro-USB and you didn't say a word about it?
Dani, 30 Dec 2010New Nokia's already have MicroUSB charging. So you consider the almighty brand's 5250, which was released in September, being OLD?
Because accoridng to GSM Arena, 5250 does NOT support charging via USB.
bOa_cOnstrictOr, 30 Dec 2010they should include two ports like nokia did with their latest phones...one is charging and da... moreThat's only because the almighty brand, despite being almighty and CLAIMED to be the leader in terms of mobile phone technology, didn't even know how to make phones that charge by micro-USB til late-2008/early 2009, when Motorola started to offer charging via mini-USB in 2004 and micro-USB in 2007.
Even in 2010 the almighty brand released several phones which only have the micro-USB PORT for DATA ONLY but NOT charging, how hard was it?
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2010I think motorola understand this quickly way back!....don't they?Motorola started to offer charging by mini-USB back in 2004 with its E680, then the well known V3.
Motorola started to use micro-USB plug back in 2007 with its V8, Q9, etc...
What was everybody else doing back in 2004/2007?