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Universal phone charger approved! - October 23rd 2009, 04:34 PM

Honestly not sure if this is huge news, but its BRILLIANT!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8323018.stm

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A new mobile phone charger that will work with any handset has been approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations body.
Industry body the GSMA predicts that 51,000 tonnes of redundant chargers are generated each year.
Currently most chargers are product or brand specific, so people tend to change them when they upgrade to a new phone.
However, the new energy-efficient chargers can be kept for much longer.
The GSMA also estimates that they will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 13.6m tonnes.



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Re: Universal phone charger approved! - October 23rd 2009, 04:41 PM

I think that's a brilliant idea. It'll be a lot easier having one charger for all the phones not only for the environment but it's going to be a lot easier to charge my phone round someone's house even if we don't have the same brand phone.
   
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Re: Universal phone charger approved! - October 23rd 2009, 05:31 PM

I'm all for this, since I very nearly broke my phone by plugging an old unmarked Motorola charger into it (and I have... 13 appliances plugged in in my bedroom/studio atm, never made a mistake with those). Standardisation can only be good.
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Re: Universal phone charger approved! - October 26th 2009, 12:08 AM

This is nice, but I wonder how many manufacturers will use it? They are bound to make more money off of phones that can only be charged by their chargers. That will force people to have to buy their chargers for their house, car, etc.

I'd really, really like a universal phone charger however. I hope that all companies start using it.


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Re: Universal phone charger approved! - October 27th 2009, 01:58 AM

i already have a charger that works with pretty much any phone.. if came with loads of different adapters that you fit onto it. although i guess it doesn't have every kind.


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