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Old 20th February 2009, 05:35   #1
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Will be good if it occurs but I think Apple are sticking to their own charger.

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The body which represents the mobile phone industry is claiming that the majority of mobile phones will ship with a common charger by 2012. The GSMA, which represents 20 manufacturers including Nokia and Samsung, made an initial commitment back in September 2007 when the Open Mobile Terminal Platform recommended the adoption of Micro-USB as a standard charger.


The new standard is expected to be 50% more efficient that current chargers and the group is bullishly predicting it will eliminate around 51,000 tonnes of duplicates being shipped.

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Finally! This means, no more outstation trips with 5 different types of chargers floating around the house. Why didn't they think of this earlier?

Now, can laptop manufacturers please follow suit.
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Why 2012 and why not earlier. Surely if Nokia can have different pins on different models at the same time, what is to stop them on making it uniform right now.

When this finally happens, will the phone cost include charger (bundled) or charger be sold separately.
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too good to be true!and hope that they will collect the e-waste as well.
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Expect phone prices to be increased a little then. These things are sold at such a markup to make up some money which they lose by cutting phone prices.
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When this finally happens, will the phone cost include charger (bundled) or charger be sold separately.
should be separate, so I don't accumulate ten chargers of the same type over a period.

charger making will be a strong industry by itself then. and much better for us living in the cars types, who have a twofold problem today.
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