what the hell they should do is to standardise the...
-charger fer all batts (usb, or standard charging whatever)
-3.5mm audio jock.. what good is a sennys, or the UEs if you cant plug it in the mobiles?
-data cable (like what they have here)
-handsfree that's good! @_@
i was thinking.. why is there no digicam that has bluetooth? that'll be one helluva a good digicam it canon can get one @_@
Yes, one universal charger. It should work... most cell phone batteries are 3.7 Volts. SE, Samsung, Nokia, Moto (haven't opened any others but I assume it's the standard). Since they can be charged from a computer USB port (no idea what the voltage is but I assume it's higher than 3.7V) like, for example, Motorola, then it shouldn't harm the batteries or create problems.
I would assume the next step for the phone manufacturers is to not package a MicroUSB charger with the phone then because it is commonly available then, but still charge us the same price....
2 other steps they would/could do:
1) standardise the hands-free device socket or totally not have a plug-in hands-free and rely totally on bluetooth instead
2) Not include the software disc and have the buyers upload it over the net
Phone manufacturers, are you listening?
me thinks me should get a commission for this... i would humbly ask for a handset for every new launch... does it sound like a good idea? ;)
OK WAIT, this is great news however when they say "standard ised charger"
are they talking about the port only; MicroUSB here or something like one Charger that charges Nokia, SE , Moto , Samsung.
Reason: i've mixed a couple of chargers like charging the PS3 controller using a moto charger and trying to charger a moto using HTC's charger, even tried N85 on something else.
and most of the time it doens't work even if its the same port.
if its one universal charger than its gotta mean something like standardized batteries too.
later homies keep chillin
100 Moto, 30 Jun 2009So when did V8 come out before N85? Why 5800 only support micro-USB data transfer but not cha... more"So when did V8 come out before N85? Why 5800 only support micro-USB data transfer but not charging? Who was ahead of the game?"
hahaha bro i was messing around, Nokia started MicroUSB charging but i guess they were testing it or something cause it never came to N79 or 5800 as your saying..
whos know why
i was complimenting Moto for the fact that it had MicroUSB before the rest
Phillip, 30 Jun 2009This is terrible news.
HTC idea is better using a mini usb port. I can use the same cable f... moredon't worry now the Harddrives, phone, media player etc... will house MicroUSB
remember back in the day when the "Full Sized" usb was being replaced the same 'oh no another cable' happened.. but now Mini is great
but i do agree they could have stopped at Mini, i guess the new faction was "ultra Slim" which is why Micro was made.
Hopefully thats it, don want a NanoUSB
This is terrible news.
HTC idea is better using a mini usb port. I can use the same cable for my Harddrives, phone, media player etc.
Now im gonna have MORE cables because of this?
Sony Ericsson: is time to change your useless charger/data/headphone adapter.
Seb Mason, 29 Jun 2009this is good news, I'm quite surprised that Apple has signed the agreement! I wonder what the... moreapple will probably keep there famous usb connection cable as a second port, so they can get charge from the computer with peoples old cables
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2009 Nice to have the EU bring similar changes to audio ports, 3.5mm standard for all ;P, -----... moreYour dream will come true when you can find top quality headphones costing at least US$100 using 2.5mm jack...
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009my phone already has microUSB... HAHAHA Nokia N85, ahead of the game but that Moto V8 lying... moreSo when did V8 come out before N85? Why 5800 only support micro-USB data transfer but not charging? Who was ahead of the game?
Christov, 29 Jun 2009Great move? Perhaps, I think miniUSB was a better option as this is far more reliable in terms... moreAgree mini-USB can do the job well already.
My mom, who is over 70 now and lives alone, can easily manage charging her phone using mini-USB. The trapazoid design makes the user easily recognize which way to plug in without being loose easily.
However, as mentioned by others, relatively speaking micro-USB seems more fragile, and I doubt my mom can find the "proper way" to plug in the charger as easy as mini-USB.
That's why I bought almost every single Moto flip phones with mini-USB charger port, just in case my mom's W510/Maxx V3 ever fails....(actually they're 2 years old and both phones...and the charging port, are working fine)
I think phone designers shouldn't just think of the hi-tech savvy customers, but others across the spectrum as well.
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009Good idea. And yes, 3.5mm and memory cards next. Well done EU! I just noticed I have too many ... moreFor 3.5mm & memory card standardization, you probably just need to ask the "I?music brand", who has been reluctant to offer 3.5mm jack and switch to micro-SD cards.
z, 29 Jun 2009thats awesome!!! i bet it would take at least 1000 year for USA to come up with that idea.Seems like you weren't aware the American company...Motorola, was probably the first to come out with mini/micro USB charging...
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009it's good,but what you can do when microusb socket is for signal output and you have to listen... moreJust curious nobody seems to pay tribute / credit to possibly the pioneer of micro-USB charging....Motorola.
Phones with both 3.5mm audio output and micro-USB charging? Plenty from the American brand, from Zn5, A1210, to A3100, EM35, EM30, E8, etc...
For the rest, one can probably use Bluetooth headset, if music can't be stopped while phone is being charged.
Nice to have the EU bring similar changes to audio ports, 3.5mm standard for all ;P,
It is time to do away with this freaking 3.5 mm jack. It is huge monster by today's standards. I think there is 2.5 mm audio jack. This the one which must be promoted for audio. Not 3.5.