December 30, 2010 00:39 by Jeremy
In June 2009, fourteen mobile-phone producing companies agreed to start using a standardized charger for all data-enabled mobile phones. The agreen-upon connector will be the Micro USB.
The fourteen companies included are: Apple, Emblaze Mobile, Huawei Technologies, LGE, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research in Motion (RIM), SonyEricsson, TCT Mobile (ALCATEL), Texas Instruments and Atmel. The first mobile phones to use the new standardized Micro USB charger should hit the European market as soon as 2011's first quarter.
"It is a true win-win situation," the press release states. "The common charger will make life easier for consumers, reduce waste, and benefit businesses."
For those that wish to celebrate this wondrous occasion with us, feel free to purchase a Micro USB Charger at EBatts.com, and then marvel at the fact that your new charger will soon be used everywhere in Europe. :)
Source: Europa Press Release