Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jun 2009 21:22 UTC, submitted by Governa
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apple, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research in Motion, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Texas Instruments have agreed to standardise their smartphone chargers in Europe using micro-USB. "The European Commission announced today that 10 mobile phone producers, which represent some 90 percent of the mobile phone market in the European Union, have signed a voluntary agreement to use standardized chargers for mobile phones using a micro-USB connector. The agreement addresses the EC's concern that mobile phone chargers create needless electronic waste." A single charger for everything! It almost brings tears to my eyes. Honestly. Even Apple. There it is. The tear.
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Comment by Maki
by Maki on Tue 30th Jun 2009 13:44 UTC
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Hooray, another victory for standards that make sense and make life easier

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