Major Cell Phone Companies Agree on Universal Charger

Major Cell Phone Companies Agree on Universal Charger

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cellphonepile.jpgMost cell phones currently rely on different chargers, causing mountains of electronic waste. Major cell phone manufacturers today agreed to introduce a universal adaptor within six months in Europe.

Industry leaders, including Apple, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, have struck a deal to introduce a one-size-fits-all charger by January 1, 2010, making all handsets compatible with a micro-USB plug already standard on handsets such BlackBerrys.

(Read more at CNN.com)

COMMENTS

  1. About time!! It is absolutely rediculous that these companies have not done this before…only conclusion that I can come to, is that it makes financial sense for the companies to create new charger for every freakin phone and model.

    How about getting a petition going around, to do this same thing here in the US? Anyone have experience, has this already been done?