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Micro-USB picked as universal mobile handset charging port

Posted on: February 18, 2009

Great news for cell phone owners around the world! “The group [GSM Association] agreed that by the 1st January 2012, the majority of all new mobile phone models available will support a universal charging connector and the majority of chargers shipped will meet the high efficiency targets set out by the OMTP (Open Mobile Terminal Platform), the industry body who developed the technical requirements behind UCS (universal charging solution).” And apparently the Micro-USB charging port was picked, which is great since my BlackBerry Bold already uses it.

Well it’s about time! I am sick of buying new chargers every time I change my cell phone. And whenever I am traveling with the family we have to keep dragging along with us at least 3 different kinds of chargers for 3 different cell phone brands. My mother has a Nokia phone, my brothers have SonyEricsson phones and I have a BlackBerry. Neither one of them share the same charger.

This is wonderful news, although we have to wait 3 years for it to happen, and hopefully other popular electronics follow the same path.

 

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1 Response to "Micro-USB picked as universal mobile handset charging port"

Yes, about time :DNo more people in the office wandering around asking if anyone had Nokia charger, or Sony charger. Then look and realize it’s a different sized plug.

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