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.


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