Standard mobile phone charger planned


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Standard mobile phone charger planned (Europe)

Finding a replacement mobile phone charger will become easier from next year thanks to a new European industry standard.

The industry agreed to standardise chargers in Europe after the European Commission threatened legally binding rules, eager to do away with the plethora of models that are a source of headaches for mobile phone users.

Following the agreement, the first inter-changeable mobile phones will hit the market next year.

'I am very pleased that industry has found an agreement, which will make life much simpler for consumers,' EU Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said in a statement.

'They will be able to charge mobile phones anywhere from the new common charger. This also means considerably less electronic waste, because people will no longer have to throw away chargers when buying new phones.'

The companies that signed the agreement included Apple, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Texas Instruments.

Courtesy: RTE News



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Yeah, heard that on the news myself, it's been talked about for what seems like an
Lets hope it goes through to plan.(y)