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Mobile phone chargers to be standardized across Europe

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June 29th, 2009

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By Ari Driessen
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A number of major players in the mobile industry have signed an agreement to standardize charging ports for mobile devices sold in the European Union. Beginning in 2010, companies including Motorola, Apple, LG, NEC, Research in Motion, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Sony Ericsson will use microUSB ports on new devices sold in Europe, doing away with proprietary chargers that not only cause consumer headache but also result in thousands of tons of waste each year. The European agreement comes months after a similar standardization was endorsed by the CTIA, the major international wireless trade group, also making microUSB ports the charging standard in the United States by 2012. [More at the UK Times]

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3 Responses to “Mobile phone chargers to be standardized across Europe”

  • ed villarreal
    June 19, 2010

    Is there a way to turn off voice mail on an IPhone while in Europe and still have the phone turned on?

  • Vicior Huang
    June 2, 2010

    Can I use iPhone in China what is rate with a t & t pre min.?

  • Dick Blamey
    May 17, 2010

    keep me posted

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