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Cell Phone Makers Agree to Standard Cell Phone Chargers in Europe

Would You Be Excited About Universal Cell Phone Chargers?

Imagine being at your friend's house and being able to borrow their cell phone charger, whether they had the same phone or not. Or not having to ever get a new charger because you got a new phone!

That's going to become the reality in Europe, as major cell phone manufacturers — including Apple, Nokia, Samsung, and BlackBerry maker RIM — have just agreed to start using a standard cell phone charger. The micro-USB connector that will be used by every cell phone across the sea has obvious advantages — less waste, high convenience (maybe you won't need to DIY that charging station after all), etc., etc.

I am psyched about this decision, but I'm annoyed that it's not happening in the US yet — maybe the European Commission's deal will precipitate a similar situation stateside? Plus, I just wonder why this very obvious conclusion hasn't happened yet.

Tell me, are you excited about this decision, or is it a day late and a dollar short?

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bluespirit bluespirit 7 years
super late but still great. i hate that i have a million and one chargers.
caroline_1 caroline_1 7 years
i would be happy about it, but literally everyone in my house has the same sort of charger already, so we have kind of communal chargers in the living room and front hall... but it's an awesome idea, and begs the question, why haven't they thought of this before??
karen-zoo karen-zoo 7 years
YES
karen-zoo karen-zoo 7 years
YES
Cris1192 Cris1192 7 years
I would be very excited, but not as excited as my dad, he's been going on and on about a universal cell phone charger since he got his first one
zacatecanita zacatecanita 7 years
This will be great! Hopefully the US will follow Europe's foot steps.
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