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Mobile Phones to have Universal Chargers

Mobile Phones to have Universal Chargers

If the GSM Association has its way, by 2012 most phones will use a standardized charger to power them.  The association has announced a plan to standardize chargers across a spectrum of manufacturers.

Major manufacturers, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola have joined the Universal Charging Solution (UCS) consortium. The list also includes major telecom companies like Vodafone, Orange, Qualcomm and Telefonica.
The aim is to make a standard charging solution implemented, probably using micro USB chargers. While some phones already have this feature, other manufacturers too are likely to join in, so that the standardization is achieved.

Apart from various benefits, this move could bring a reduction in the number of chargers produced, as old chargers will not become useless.
The move will also bring a considerable reduction in emission of greenhouse gases during manufacturing and transportation of replacement chargers.
The chargers, while remaining standard, will also be customized for “local” versions as some countries use proprietary plug points like the three pin plug used in the UK.

  1. Terry Hill
    February 18, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    This is way overdue, I also see the big phone companies are all trying to buy up the websites called usb mobile chargers etc. How on earth can they justify $40000 for a name.. sheer madness..,. oh yes that’s business

  2. February 19, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    I work in the blinds industry so know the value of a good website, these universal usb charger sites are easily worth that kind of money..

    Remember this was an item that until the last few days did not really exist, a year from now there will be millions of them.. we will lose them, want extra ones for work..

    These will be sold by the millions for years to come..

  3. February 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    I’m not usually someone who would take the time to reply on a website but that was a good post!

  4. David
    February 20, 2009 at 12:22 AM

    They will indeed be the accessory of the decade, instead of giving them away they will now be selling them as spares..they will make the money they spend on the website names back… everyone owns a mobile so thats a lot of business in spare universal chargers…

  5. Jane
    February 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    People being people they will buy spare chargers, hands up I will as well.. one thing though I have known people who have gotten new phones becuase their charger has broken… now they will be able to keep the phone they like and buy a new charger.. so this whole thing has its good and bad points..

    Yes I’m afraid I would buy a spare charger…

    jane m.

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