Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Universal Phone Chargers - About Time

GSM World, the monster cell phone meeting is going on in Barcelona right now.

In a shocking development, the 17 top mobile phone manufacturers (not including Apple) have agreed to have a universal charger for all phones produced after January 1, 2012. The group is citing environmental reasons for the shift but sheer convenience also makes it a big winner for consumers.

Apple better get involved in a hurry, although I'm sure they have their reasons for resisting, one of which is probably the profitability of proprietary accessories.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

any idea how bad this is for the mfrs. of the chargers? I have 11 distinct chargers in my home.

Anonymous said...

they can start making the same ones

PCR said...

pheeeewwww. Hope Rim is in